Our guest today Rebecca Carroll. Rebecca is a writer, cultural critic, and podcaster. She is the author of multiple books including her memoir which came out in February and is titled Surviving the White Gaze. We discuss her life as a Black child adopted into a white family, how she continues to interrogate the white gaze, and her 2020 podcast Come Through with Rebecca Carroll.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
The Stacks Book Club selection for April is The Tradition by Jericho Brown, we will discuss the book with Reginald Dwayne Betts on Wednesday April 7th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll
- Come Through with Rebecca Carroll (WNYC)
- Toni Morrison
- The Charlie Rose Show
- Eyes on the prize (PBS)
- Rebecca Carroll at The Guardian
- Hunger by Roxane Gay
- Angela Y. Davis
- Christine Pride
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- Educated by Tara Westover
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- “Robin DiAngelo Wants to Be a Little Less White” (Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, WNYC)
- “Walter Mosley Believes in Freedom of Speech. Period.” (Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, WNYC)
- “Ira Madison III Keeps It, Kay Oyegun Gives It” (Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, WNYC)
- “‘The Queer World” (with Karamo Brown)” (Keep It, Crooked Media)
- Bird Uncaged by Marlon Peterson
- “Why Did Crown Heights Riot 25 Years Ago? We Asked Those Who Were There” (Raphael Pope-Sussman, Gothamist)
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Frank Sinatra
- “Gabrielle Union is Raising Black Daughters and Learning As She Goes” (Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, WNYC)
- Spelling Bee (The New York Times)
- Sula by Toni Morrison
- All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
- “Ep. 46 All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung — The Stacks Book Club (Vanessa McGrady)” (The Stacks)
- “The Short Stacks 6: Nicole Chung//All You Can Ever Know” (The Stacks)
- “Meaning, Without the White Gaze” (Rebecca Carroll, The Atlantic)
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