Getting on the Same Page About Racism

Why some white viewers don’t recognize police brutality in those videos.


Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan talks to CNN legal analyst Elliot Williams about Cooper versus Cooper, how white people apologize for and are now confronting systemic racism, the legality around questioning the actions of police officers, and the “Yanny versus Laurel” disconnect some white viewers experience watching viral police brutality videos.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan. Engineering help from Richard Stanislaw.


About the Show

A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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