“This Big Old Lie”: Heather McGhee on the Real Cost of Racism
Why doesn’t the US have universal health care, paid leave, or plenty of seemingly basic public services many other countries do? Heather McGhee has an answer: it’s racism, and it hurts all of us. The author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, McGhee sits down with host Brittany Packnett Cunningham to explain her research, the “hypnotic racial story” fueling American injustice, and how we can do better. Plus, Brittany takes on this week’s UnTrending news.Support basic income for Black women! In Her Hands (featured in UnTrending this week) is seeking donations here https://community.givedirectly.org/campaigns/cbcb518edbde54f8
LaTosha Brown on our “Moment of Reckoning”
Elaine Welteroth on the Great Resignation and Rewriting Your Own Definition of Success
About The Show
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution.