“The Myths of Whiteness” with guest David Mura

Episode: 168

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What does it mean to be white? According to David Mura, it means having a unique way of seeing and being in the world, one that’s exclusionary and prevents people from sharing others’ perspectives. It means inheriting a specific way of telling stories and inheriting the power to define truth itself. On this episode we explore these claims and consider the history that has created our racial divide.

David Mura is a memoirist, essayist, novelist, poet, critic, playwright and performance artist. He is the author of numerous books and collections, most recently, The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives.

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