In today's listening assignment, the host, Nadia Bolz-Weber, opens the show talking about how her own perspective, as a white, middle-class woman, to seeing a cop car on the street is probably pretty different from the Black woman whose house the cop was sitting outside of.
Her point is to say that when we learn the perspectives of others, we have to rethink our own ideas, our own perspectives. Her interview with Wilhelm Verwoerd, the grandson of a chief architect of the policy of Apartheid (read more about that here), is a further exploration of that idea.
For this discussion board post, you have two jobs. First: give a summary and analysis of the podcast assigned for homework. We will have worked on this in class in our google doc/group format. Second: Respond to the prompt above: What did talking to your alum make you think about your own self? Did it make you think about how you are approaching college? Did it make you think about your own student habits or personality traits and what that might mean for a future? Did it make you think about the time we are living in (going to school during 9/11 or going to school during a pandemic or election year)?
By answering the second part of this, you will potentially have a thesis and a way to shape and organize the information that your alums have given you.