Author: Farai Chideya
Award-winning Journalist Farai Chideya To Host New Audio Series “Our Body Politic” Premiering September 25, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
New Series from the California Regional News Hub (KPCC, KCRW, and KQED) will Examine How Women of Color Are Shaping Upcoming Election
Nov 20, 2016
The Rise of the New White Nationalism and Inadequate Establishment Whiteness Response
Note: This essay is not meant to present a unified theory of or definition of whiteness, but to point out that white identity is both a critical pivot point in American politics that remains understudied; and that we are undergoing a crisis of white identity that affects people of all races and ethnicities. As someone who reports on and engages online with white nationalists to this day, I am speaking with as much perspective as my decades of attention to these issues can offer. If you have different perspectives, I would welcome them but ask you reveal how much attention you have paid to the issues at hand.
Secondly: this is very long and somewhat discursive – definitely a draft and not a finished document. I welcome your thoughts and comments and will continue to refine it. Get a cup of tea and sit down with me. I hope you’ll find it worth the time.