Jeff Chang: We Gon’ Be Alright


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Show #206 | Guest: Jeff Chang | Show Summary: A rebroadcast of our October 8, 2016 interview with Jeff Chang. | We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation – Jeff Chang in conversation with Angie Coiro. In these provocative, powerful essays, acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. Throughout these essays, Chang includes the voices of many leading activists from around the country as he charts how popular voices on the ground and in social media have been the main catalyst for protest and change.
Jeff Chang is Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, at Stanford University. He is the author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

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