In this week’s episode, we chat with Dr. Candis Watts Smith (@ProfCandis), assistant professor of public policy at UNC. Her first book, Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity, was published by NYU Press in 2014. We talk about her book and about racial and political attitudes among millennials in the U.S. Most controversially, she shares and defends her unpopular opinion on Yaa Gyasi’s novel Homegoing, and provokes some thought and discussion. Our conversation with Dr. Smith begins at 4:33.
Music this week comes from Tanzanian rapper Rosa Ree. Her song “Up in the Air” begins at 17:54.