On this episode, we’re going to get controversial. I talk about the work of Tyrone Formann a sociologist who specializes in intergroup prejudice and discrimination. He defines apathy as:
“indifference toward societal racial and ethnic inequality and lack of engagement with race-related social issues.”
Apathy is a form of not caring and not knowing. We will dive into the history of race and the concept of whiteness with the help of Willie Jennings and Michael Eric Dyson.
And, you’ll hear my poem “white apathy.” We will end with some actionable suggestions.
This is podcast 3 of 17 for the On Wounds & Wonder project. View all podcasts.