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Ep 360: Lisa Sharon Harper


I last had Lisa Sharon Harper on in the immediate aftermath of the now-infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. She had been part of a peaceful pushback by Christian clergymembers. She has recently published “Fortune,” where she intertwines the experiences of ten generations of her forebearers and white America’s history of passing racist, unjust laws. And in light of how some of the Senators badgered SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, we found time to talk about how ascendant BIPOC candidates are tested to see if they are “safe” enough to be given power and authority in historically white organizations.