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Virtual Book Launch: Rebecca Carroll’s “Surviving the White Gaze”
On the eve of its release, celebrate WNYC cultural critic and podcast host Rebecca Carroll’s memoir “Surviving the White Gaze,” which recounts her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood in order to forge an identity as a Black woman in America. Carroll is joined in this special conversation by Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at The Nation, to talk about racism and racial identity, struggle and resilience, and the courage to be vulnerable.

Feb 1, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rebecca Carroll
Rebecca Carroll is host of the podcast Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, and a cultural critic at WNYC where she also develops and produces a broad array of multi-platform content, and hosts live event series in The Greene Space. Rebecca is a former critic at large for the Los Angeles Times, and her personal essays, cultural commentary, profiles and opinion pieces have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, Essence, New York magazine, Ebony, and Esquire, among other publications. She is the author of several interview-based books about race and blackness in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America.
Elie Mystal
Elie Mystal is The Nation’s justice correspondent—covering the courts, the criminal justice system, and politics—and the force behind the magazine’s monthly column “Objection!” He is also an Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center. Mystal is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, a former associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, and a lifelong New York Mets fans. One of those things is not like the others. Prior to joining The Nation, Mystal was the executive editor of Above the Law. He’s a frequent guest on MSNBC and Sirius XM. He will resist.