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    mujer1978
    May 24
    2

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Seriously

    Oh but let's end racism 🙄

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    Meowchanelmeow
    May 23
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Great listen

    Incredible perspective. A hard pill to swallow for most “advantage” parents with privilege but good intentions. If you’re truly listening, then you walk away knowing when it’s time to shut up and let others speak.

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    AytriSivari
    May 20
    6

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Not bad, ignore the reviews calling it “racist”

    A well researched podcast that explores school systems and segregation. Three stars because most of the information wasn’t new to me as a long time public school employee, but an essential listen for parents.

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    jray4794
    May 19
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Great storytelling

    It’s unfortunate that this podcasts’s overall rating is weighed down by negative reviews from people who view discussions about the existence of racist attitudes and actions, and racist attitudes and actions, as the same thing. It is not “racist” to draw attention to the fact that racism exists, no matter how you feel about the accuracy of that conclusion. Here is the difference: It is highly unlikely that the white people interviewed on the show, or any ofThe white people Listening to the show, will experience real social, economic, or physical hardship owing to the critiques levied in it. Although these critiques may feel uncomfortable or unfair to some white listeners, those listeners will remain largely immune to physical, social, or economic harm on account of race (they may experience these hardships due to other things, but not due to whiteness alone) long after they finish the podcast. Black people, On the other hand, will continue to experience the wide range of serious harms due to racism that they always have, albeit to varying degrees depending on the time, place, and individual concerned. They will continue to get killed by the police (or, by random teenagers who spend too much time reading toxic racist garbage online). They will continue to experience reduced access to a variety of valuable economic and social opportunities. They will continue to encounter roadblocks in their attempts to build and retain wealth. They will continue to experience social anxiety over real and perceived discrimination in a range of banal situations. Of course the way these harms are experienced, and the impacts they have on the course of one’s life, will vary from person to person. And Of course white people experience horrible things. But the racist harmsTo black peoples are more substantial, and more widespread, than anything experienced by white people in the aggregate. There is plenty of data to support this. In conclusion - It is super depressing that some Americans have become so protective of white people that they feel the need to aggressively shield them from all criticism, all guilt, and all bad feelings. Regardless of how one feels about the accuracy of the claims put forth in the podcast, Or even about Racism in general, I would hope that the white listeners who object to the troubling accusations of racismwould have the moral fortitude to take a deep breath, look around, observe how much power white people have in this country, realize that podcasts discussing racism are not a threat to their safety or hegemony, process their emotional discomfort over these shocking allegations, and move on with their lives. Or learn something. That’d be good too.

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    dugout am
    May 15
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    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Whites need to hear

    This is a must hear for white people. Black and brown families know this truth all too well. Enjoyed this so much.

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    Momentumcon
    May 15
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    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Surprised NYC is so segregated

    I am from the south (Texas). I am Black and grew up in a mixed school. Our schools were zoned based on what neighborhood we lived in, so my neighbors were my classmates. I went to school with whites, blacks, Asians and Latinos. It seems like a more common sense way to decide where kids go to school?? Rather than the white families choosing to separate their kids from non-white kids? For such a “liberal” city, NYC seems more segregated… than Texas? How is that possible?

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    Charlotte 720
    Apr 23
    6

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Not Sure Where To Go From Here

    So what do we do to fix this?

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    Canyon mama
    Apr 21
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Real

    I almost didn’t listen to the podcast because the reviews were so low. I gave it a try and realized right away why many of the reviews were low- white people balking at the harsh light being shown on white parents.

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    booooooooo124
    Apr 17
    2

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Yt ppl

    White people bad

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    Trojan 02
    Apr 11
    2

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Racist

    Blatantly racist

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    hjJsj738
    Apr 7
    2

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    hardcore racism

    it is socially acceptable to be racist towards white people and this show sure takes advantage of it. the funniest part is when all the reviews from white women feel that they have to sign off as “white woman” 😆😆😆 virtue signaling at its finest. this is how you create more racism folks with podcasts like this

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    WhydoIneedanicknameaahhhh3
    Apr 7
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    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Listening in the Midwest

    So glad to have listened to this podcast - there was obviously a LOT of historical research, interviewing, and journalistic investigation that went into it - and it was an exercise in self-reflection and checking my own privilege. The school system in NY is VERY different than in my midwestern town where school choice pretty much consists of public or Catholic school…My only criticism is that while the title and the main theme of the podcast claim the main issue is race, the reality of school inequity seems to be more about the larger subject of privilege. Of course race is a significant aspect of privilege, but wealth seems to be an even bigger part (and yes, I recognize access to wealth is affected by race so there’s a connection there). For example, the non-wealthy white family at SIS did not have the same impact on the school community as the “why haven’t you donated any Tiffany jewelry pieces to the silent auction yet” crowd. Other facets of privilege like being a native-speaker of English (vs. some English skills vs. none at all), immigration status, being part of the majority religious group, ability of parents to be involved in the school (schedule, how many jobs are they working), access to safe and stable housing, etc. are also at play, so it’s an oversimplification to blame everything on race when it’s more an issue of power and privilege.

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    LJWalton
    Apr 6
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Amazing

    Been listening to this podcast since the beginning. I absolutely love it. Came across it as a student in a law/education program. I’m also a teacher and have seen many of these tactics used and continued to thrive in our education system especially in NYC. Keep it going because only the guilty is offended.

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    What the??????????
    Mar 31
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    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    How is this not racist?

    Picking on white people is the new norm.

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    LDGBethpage
    Mar 22
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Outstanding

    I am on the last podcast of this series. I have never been more impressed with a piece of investigative journalism. As a child who grew up in segregated Long Island in the 70’s and watched the evolution of public and private education with my own children Chana has done an outstanding job of speaking to the obvious in a digestible manner for even those not familiar with the topic. Well done!!!

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    MrsBiggs
    Mar 13
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    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Interesting

    Wow. I really liked this podcast. I loved the host, her perspective, her ability to paint a picture for the audience with her voice. Seems like there is a lot going on in NY. It was hard not to process the information through my lens of experience and listen without bias. Some things were hard to hear, but it really challenged me to feel through the hard things & really listen to the reality of others.

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    rachelg3
    Mar 12
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Informative and incredible

    Really interesting/ Really great reporting

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    raspberry.swirl
    Mar 8
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Unpacks it all

    Impressed by every episode. Having taught in East Harlem and now running a public charter school myself, I’m well versed in how white supremacy culture dominates public education in America. Still, I learned so much from listening to each episode.

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    MegaMeow
    Mar 5
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    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    Insightful and frustrating

    Really does a good job of showing how flawed and slanted the education system is.

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    Girlbrain101
    Feb 25
    10

    reviewed: Nice White Parents

    It’s All About Perspective

    Thought-provoking commentary on privilege, racial tensions, and oblivious white parents who “just mean well”. I’m white, and this podcast made me question any implicit biases I carry. Well done.

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7 Episodes 25.8k Ratings First Aired: Jul 17, 2020

If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents. A five-part series from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt.

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7 Episodes 25.8k Ratings First Aired: Jul 17, 2020

If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents. A five-part series from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt.

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