#013: The “Whither Whiteness?” Episode
Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby discuss yellowface in poetry and white identity as expressed by Donald Trump's ride-or-die supporters with Jamil Smith of New Republic.

Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith is a Senior Editor at New Republic magazine, where he edits and writes features and commentary for the print magazine and its website. His work primarily focuses on race, gender, law enforcement, and sports. He also is the host of “Intersection,” a new podcast about how all the ways we identify come together.

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SOURCES
Trump (Again) and His White Nationalist Supporters

Republicans Fear Donald Trump Is Hardening Party's Tone on Race | The New York Times

It's not just Trump: Latinos should boycott the Republican party en masse | The Guardian

If Donald Trump Is George Wallace, Who Will Be Richard Nixon? | National Review

Donald Trump Owes His Biggest Conservative Enemies a Thank You | New Republic

How White Nationalist Groups Found Their Candidate In Donald Trump | NPR

Donald Trump and the White Nationalists | The New Yorker

I've experienced a new level of racism since Donald Trump went after Latinos | The Guardian

Does Donald Trump Represent the Ascendancy of White Nationalism on the American Right? | Slate


Yellowface in the "Best" American Poetry 2015

How a White Poet Submitting Under an Asian Name Convulsed the Poetry World | Slate

White Writer Makes "Best Poetry" With An Asian Pen Name | Buzzfeed

Yellowface in Poetry | The Rumpus

An Open Letter to Aimee Nezhukumatathil | The Rumpus

Sherman Alexie Speaks Out on The Best American Poetry 2015 | Best American Poetry Blog

When White Poets Pretend to Be Asian | The New Yorker

Judson Crews (another poet with many pseudonyms) | Wikipedia

A White Poet Borrows a Chinese Name and Sets Off Fireworks | The New York Times

What's your #WhitePenName? | The Asian American Writers' Workshop


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