Nice White Parents

A Society, Culture and Education podcast featuring
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If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents. A five-part series from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt.
6 episodes
So much food for thought on this podcast. So much information about how meaning well may not actually end up doing good.
Very interesting take on an easily overlooked contributing factor to education inequality that shows itself, in this case, over a 50+ year period with the dots spread apart widely. In classic Serial style, the tough topic is wrapped in an easy-to-understand, fun fashion while delivering a hard-hitting, absolutely-of-the-moment topic. While the investigation feels divisive at times, which is likely more a reflection of the listener (me?!), the resulting conclusions are clearly well-researched, and the subjects involved come off as honest and both well-intentioned, yet naive in way that is easy to identify with, making any thoughtful listener feel simultaneously educated and uncomfortably self-reflective. What makes it all so powerful is the uncomfort doesn't feel damning to anyone featured or the listener. In short Serial appears to have done it again, delivering the tip of the spear for Podcasts.
This is *essential* listening.

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Podcast Details

Created by
Serial & The New York Times
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Jul 17th, 2020
Latest Episode
Aug 20th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
44 minutes
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