WATCH: Kaitlyn Greenidge and Russell Banks on the Past and Present of Protest
In Conversation with Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan on Fiction/Non/Fiction
In this episode, Fiction/Non/Fiction co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan are joined by acclaimed fiction writer and essayist Kaitlyn Greenidge and poet and novelist Russell Banks. Greenidge challenges traditional framings of “white backlash” and argues that white privilege in the U.S. has shifted to a false narrative of victimhood. Then, Banks discusses his experiences of protest in the 1960s and 70s, highlighting similarities in the tactics of—and governmental responses to—today’s #BLM activists.
PART ONE, WITH KAITLYN GREENIDGE
PART TWO, WITH RUSSELL BANKS