Black Grief/White Grievance: Juliet Hooker

Future Hindsight

Dec 14 2023 • 36 mins

Juliet Hooker is the author of Black Grief/White Grievance: The Politics of Loss and the Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence in Political Science at Brown University. We talk about how racism has narrowed the political imagination of both black and white citizens.

In American politics and democracy, neither side is supposed to win all the time. Losing is a fundamental part of democracy, and does not make the losers victims. In a multiracial democracy, having a president or any other elected representative who is not white should not be a big deal. Democratic cultures need to be inclusive, and the nuts and bolts work of “repairing” democracy should be equally distributed among the body politic.

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Credits:

Host: Mila Atmos

Guests: Dr. Juliet Hooker

Executive Producer: Mila Atmos

Producer: Zack Travis