Manage episode 203823080 series 2110842
Justin Simien is a writer and storyteller. He wishes his Seen List ended there. Instead, Justin recalls a youth of isolation as “the only black kid” in grade school and his later role as a “blaxpert” in workplaces. Justin and Miranda discuss race in the workplace and how snap judgements limit our ability to see the intricacies of one another’s lives. “People think they know who I am based on the title of my work” explains the creator of “Dear White People,” a movie turned Netflix show. Because of the controversial nature of his work, Justin is perceived as a cultural commentator with answers, but he prefers to been seen as a storyteller with questions.
"Dear White People" returns to Netflix May 4th, 2018
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Guest: Justin Simien
Host: Miranda Wylie
Producer: Myrriah Gossett
Editing by: Sarah Kaye Mohammad
Mixing by: Andrew Mohammad
Music by: Solid State Dream Suit
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