At long last — the first episode of the Code Switch podcast! And we decided to start off with a question we’ve been fixated on over the last few months: Why is it so hard to talk about whiteness?

As we were trying to work this stuff out, we asked folks on Twitter if they’d ever taken a critical whiteness studies class in college — and yes, that’s a thing — and we got a hundred variations of the same joke:

I went to Indiana University — that whole experience was a graduate-level course in white people!

Or: Is that, like, a full semester dedicated to Wes Anderson movies?

Or even: And here I thought everything in American life is already about white people!

That response wasn’t too surprising. Nell Irvin Painter, the historian and author of The History of White People, once wrote that since we don’t have very useful language around white identity, we mostly talk about it as a kind of empty space, defined by what it’s not.

The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 1: Can We Talk About Whiteness?

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Like, Try, Why #69

If you like PREP, read FRANNIE AND TRU

Here’s why: Frannie and Tru follows Frannie, a fifteen-year-old girl growing up in Baltimore. She’s always idolized her cousin Tru, who is charismatic, rich, and charming—everything Frannie wants to be. When she overhears her parents saying that after a bad coming-out experience, Tru will be visiting them for the summer, Frannie is excited, and desperate to impress him. He soon becomes Frannie’s key to a cooler life, sneaking her into a club, introducing her to boys who play in a pop-punk band, and including her in his plans to make the leap into the Prettyboy Reservoir—a dangerous dare. But even as Frannie gets swept up in Tru’s devil-may-care way of life, she begins to wonder if Tru has something to hide. Like Prep, this is a powerful coming-of-age story that addresses the real issues of race, class, and sexuality that modern-day teenagers face. You’ll relate to the problems, both big and small, that Frannie encounters as she leaves her comfort zone and confronts the world.

If you like Code Name Verity, try Traitor Angels

Here’s why: Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Milton, the daughter of notorious poet John Milton, suspects her father has been training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom. Until one night the reason becomes clear: the king’s men arrive at her home and arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Vivani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist. Antonio seems just as determined to protect her father as she is–but can she trust him with her heart? When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost, Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father…and tear apart the very fabric of society.

If you like Shadow and Bone, try The Crown’s Game

Here’s why:  Vika andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters–the only two in Russia–and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill–the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death. Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter–even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has? For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with–beautiful, whip smart, imaginative and and he can’t stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself. As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear…the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.


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Let’s stay positive. for now

I know “better save than sorry” is rule number one these days

but it’s sad and devastating to go into a tag that brought happiness to you and see negative posts about “code 307 is gonna happen” or “BYG incoming!!” and sure it’s okay and important to be careful and afraid..I am too…but i just don’t want to get it rubbed into my face..not yet - everyone who is now not watching yet out of fear can come with “told you so” or stuff like this when BYG/code307 actually happens to WayHaught (I really hope it won’t happen).

sure if you went looking right now you’d probably not find much but it stands out to gif sets of the same scene over and over again
bc when I for example see things repeating I actually kinda lower my attention until I see something different and that is sometimes post pointing out the fear of the Bury Your Gays trope.

When I saw Wynonna Earp getting more attention I hoped for more jokes fanfics and fanart
and not for people to say things that destroy the happiness we have for now..

so my idea is:

let’s start tomorrow by making this post-ep9 #WayHaughtWednesday * a day of celebration! ( * and the following days)

Let’s flood the wayhaught tag with positivity, creativity and good feelings.

Let’s enjoy the warm sunshine that is Wayhaught

Let’s bring the show more attention and views - it wuld be really sad when WayHaught stays alive and the show gets canceled bc of it not having enough views and attention.

So what we all can do (for official stuff) is:
- watch live or on other platforms that count
- tweet and blog spread the word

and for the fandom:
-let’s try to be super creative: fanart, fanfic, edits, headcanons, everything ♥

I really enjoy this show and I don’t want it to end and I really hope we get another season (especially when wayhaught stays fully alive and happy)

so let’s all have a positive view on it and enjoy it as it is ♥

Did u know the original King Kong was about a fighter called Jack Johnson. The Hollywood movie “King Kong” was about Jack Johnson, an African American man born in Galveston, Texas, in 1878, who began a professional boxing career in 1897. At the turn of the 19th century, boxing was new on the commercialized sports scene and racial discrimination permeated the sport in both spectatorship and competition. Black boxers were often barred from competing in championship title matches. After much success, Johnson wanted to arrange a fight with reigning heavyweight champion James Jeffries, a white boxer. Jeffries, who refused to fight black boxers, turned Johnson down and retired undefeated in 1905. Canadian boxer Tommy Burns replaced Jeffries as the heavyweight champion and, after being taunted by Johnson numerous times in previous fights, agreed to face him in an interracial match. On December 26, 1908, at 6-foot-1 and 192 pounds, Johnson defeated Burns convincingly in a 14-round match that had to be stopped by police. Officials deemed Johnson the winner by technical knockout, making him the first black heavyweight champion in boxing history. Prompted by white supporters outraged by a black world champion, Jim Jeffries came out of retirement to fight Johnson for the heavyweight title. The undefeated Jeffries was nicknamed the “Great White Hope,” and racial tension was high leading up to the fight. Finally, on July 4, 1910, the anticipated showdown occurred in Reno, Nevada, in front of 20,000 spectators. Johnson retained the heavyweight title and shocked the nation when Jeffries, who had been knocked down twice, threw in the towel in the 15th round to avoid a knockout loss. White men all over America including President Teddy Roosevelt became enraged immediately following the fight as Blacks rejoiced. Race riots erupted all over America as white men attacked and killed Blacks. Many whites were killed as well. The boxing authorities then banned blacks from competing in the World Boxing Championship for 24 year. #Queens#Kings#Egypt #BlackQueens #BlackHistory #DivineIntuition #blackspendingpower #BlackPower #AncientKemet #BlackConsciousness #Nigeria#blackunity #blackmar by bstreets80
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