The first theme of Season 2 of IDE Impolite Conversation is exploring race as a social construct. The first three episodes of the season explore how the “race” or social stratification can be changed with the stroke of a pen or even purchased. In this episode Dr. Lezli is joined by the founding director of the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies (WiCDS) in Johannnesburg, Dr. Melissa Steyn. Since 2014, Dr. Steyn has held the South African National Chair (SARChI) Chair in Critical Diversity Studies and is an expert on Whiteness Studies. Dr. Steyn is the author of “Whiteness just isn’t what it used to be: White identity in a changing South Africa.” The two converse about what it means to be a White person in South Africa 25+ years post-apartheid.
Relevant and Recommended Reads:
Umqombothi The Traditional South African Beer Of The Xhosa Tribe – Travel Noire
A Guide to South Africa’s Historic Shebeen Speakeasies | Vogue
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Pod Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Duresny “Rez” Nemorin (Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)
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