In America, we like to think that we’re always talking about race. Like the conversation is happening everywhere, all the time. But race is embedded in society in ways we don’t even think about — just like fish don’t see the water they’re swimming in. In Race Unwrapped, host Michelle Tyrene Johnson tackles different ways to unwrap and unpack race and identity.
Riots. Protests. Uprisings. Even insurrections.
Each conjures up different images and feelings, doesn’t it?
On this episode, I sit down to discuss that very thing with Dr. Ricky Jones from the University of Louisville’s Pan-African Studies department.
We talk about how when Black people and Black allies come together to protest injustice, no matter how peaceful the protests, it almost always still gets characterized as a riot.