Race Bait

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What do we think about Colin Kapernick's Nike ad?, where the heck did the expression "browning of America come from"?, Tania declares that men who acknowledge and address their privilege aare sexy and Paul wonders why it's taken her so long to
We close out our second season with a bang with this live episode of Race Bait, produced as part of the Steppenwold LookOut series. We were joined by Heidi Stevens, who writes the popular Balancing Act column for the Chicago Tribune, and Second
Wanna know how Tania and Paul really feel about each other and if they've ever walked away angry after a show? Interested to know why Tania says, "some of the most racist people I've ever met are the people who have Black Lives Matter signs on
Our Racism is a Verb segment (@20:23) about a reporter's question for Serena Williams turns into a WhiteSplainin' segment that turns into Tania and Paul laughing their butts off while navigating one of their most awkward conversations yet! And
We have a new tagline, a new segment (Whitesplainin' @30:00) and old racism to discuss! We talk safe spaces vs. brave spaces, the inhumanity of children being separated from their parents at the border, the NFL, the death toll in Puerto Rico an
We have a new tagline, a new segment and old racism to discuss! We talk NFL, safe places vs. brave places, the inhumanity of children being separated from their parents at the border and we are able to go deep in our newest segment WhiteSplaini
Paul and Tania talk with Rina Campbell; an expert in racial sensitivity training and racial bias. She is half white, half Filipina, married to a German man and went to highschool with Paul's wife. We talk about her experiences in a household wi
We share our BIG news, discuss the "State of Race Bait" and share the schedule for the rest of Season 2. New episode tomorrow May 17th! Tickets will be available as of May 18th 312-335-1650
In this episode Tania and Paul talk about and celebrate the genius of "This Is America" the video by Childish Gambino that is an example of why art matters especially in the age of Trump. Tania asks, "Can Black people go anywhere in this countr
We talk about the men being arrested at Starbucks, whether Starbucks can really do unconcious bias training in half a day and what Tania would tell Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz if she had the chance. We grapple with what really needs to happen
Tania tells a tale about her family's problematic trip to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Paul tells a tale about his much less problematic trip to the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Virgina which sparks conversation about, "Who lives, who die
We're LIVE at Curt's Cafe in Evanston on St. Patrick's Day. We're hopped up on caffeine! Tania explains why Black people (generally speaking) hate St. Patrick's Day! Paul gets triggered! Tania gets triggered! Tania answers an "I've Always Wante
We're LIVE at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater with a group of Black actresses kicking butt on Chicago stages. They share their personal stories, answer Paul's "I've always wanted to ask...", get real about non-traditional casting, teachable m
We get into some of your favorite segments: "I've always wanted to ask", "Racism is a verb" and a new one called "Got privilege?" On parenting and privilege Paul tells his kids, "I don't care what you are when you grow up. I don't care what you
In this episode, "You can't in one breath say you support all those things but in the next breath have a Superbowl party." We get down and dirty about privilege and allyship. What does it really mean to be an ally and how easy is it to forget a
We are LIVE at the 2018 Organizing for Justice Summit; an event devoted to civic activism. We speak with Reverend Michael Nabors, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church in Evanston, Fred Tsao from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refuge
Tania; the daughter of Haitian immigrants demonstrates that Trump's racist bile is not only hurtful, but ridiculous. Paul's college buddy Hollie Harper: a Black comedienne and writer from Brooklyn joins us as she prepares to head to Chicago for
Tania and Paul geek out on the "STAR WARS" franchise but Tania just has to point out the problems with the racial diversity in a galaxy far, far away. We agree that #Oprah2020 is not a good idea but don't necessarily agree why. And, there's not
We talk about episodes and topics we covered in 2017 and take a walk down memory lane to recall how Race Bait started, the birth of our catchy theme song and our favorite episodes. Paul has a brilliant idea for a tv show with Tania as a judge a
Race Bait goes Hollywood... and Judge Roy Moore won't ride off into the Alabama sunset. We sit down with veteran screenwriter and producer T. Rafael Cimino for a wide-ranging discussion of racism, nationalism, evangelicalism, television & movie
Tania and Paul discuss Spike Lee's seminal classic, which is just as vibrant and relevant today as it was back in 1989. Featuring a stellar cast (and launching the careers of multiple well-known stars), Spike Lee's masterpiece still doesn't get
Looking for a way to hide out for 45 minutes or so during this treasured day with family and friends? We've got you covered! We revisit our rocky chat with Robert Blackwell, Tania gives Anita Hill her props, and Paul has his awkward political T
We do our best to lead with kindness and generosity of spirit when we speak with Robert Blackwell a man with polar opposite views from us. You be the judge on how it went and be sure to listen to our next episode where we'll do a post-mortem fo
Tania and Paul sit down with Jonathan Taylor, the New Trier High School student who chose to kneel during the national anthem, starting with the game against Evanston Township High School. Jonathan discusses his reasons for kneeling, the suppor
In our special Halloween episode we talk Jordan Peele's horror film GET OUT, whether Tania trusts White people, whether Paul used the word "colored" and the phrase "I know where the f-ing keys are" becomes a metaphor for people who don't seem r
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