BLACK FOR A DAY

Black for a Day_ Cover Canva
Listen to this episode
1x
0:00
0:00

Today I’m talking with Alisha Gaines, about her book titled, “Black for A Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy”.

 

Contemporary history is littered with the surprisingly complex stories of white people participating in blackface and minstrelsy. At the end of their experiments in so-called “blackness,” Alisha Gaines argues, these debatably well-meaning white impersonators arrived at little more than false consciousness.

 

By examining this history of modern racial impersonation, Alisha Gaines shows that there was, and still is, a faulty cultural logic that places enormous faith in the idea that empathy is all that white Americans need to make a significant difference in how to racially navigate our society.

 

Alisha Gaines is assistant professor of English at Florida State University.

 

 

 

Amazon:

Click link to purchase his book,“Black for A Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy”.

 

iTunes:

Here is a chronological list of the songs played on the episode. Click to purchase, below.

 

 

Become a Patron!

 

 
Please click on the icon to subscribe, rate, and leave a review.

itunes

 

Social Media


About the author, Taj

Leave a Comment