Created Equal Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Stephen Henderson and Laura Weber Davis and produced by WDET in Detroit, Created Equal pulls apart the strings of inequality that run through the American experience and seeks to answer the question: How did we arrive at this moment in history?
Created Equal

Created Equal

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Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Stephen Henderson and Laura Weber Davis and produced by WDET in Detroit, Created Equal pulls apart the strings of inequality that run through the American experience and seeks to answer the question: How did we arrive at this moment in history?

Most Recent Episodes

Beverly Daniel Tatum, "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?

Psychologist and author of "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?" Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum discusses her groundbreaking 1997 book with Henderson in the context of this moment of cultural and racial reckoning. They talk about how young people internalize race, systemic racism through suburban communities and the importance of cross racial friendships.

Beverly Daniel Tatum, "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?

Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa On Her Memoir, "Once I Was You"

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa talks about immigrating to America, growing up in Chicago, and the process of writing about past trauma.

Eddie Glaude, "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own"

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and the author of the new book "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own." He and Stephen Henderson discuss "the efficiency of American exceptionalism as an ideology."

Eddie Glaude, "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own"

S3 Ep 10: Poet Caroline Williams Randall

Award-winning poet and activist Caroline Randall Williams talks with Stephen Henderson about her work and what gives her hope during this dark time in American history.

S3 Ep 9: Jerald Walker, author of How To Make A Slave

Writing Professor and Author Jerald Walker discusses his poignant collection of essays called "How To Make A Slave," which is a finalist for a National Book Award. In the book, Walker reflects on growing up on Chicago's Southside, what it means to depict Black American life with authenticity and what he hopes to teach his children about the complex joy of the African-American experience.

S3 EP 8: JM Holmes, How Are You Going to Save Yourself

JM Holmes, author of the collection of short stories How Are You Going to Save Yourself, talks with Stephen Henderson about the roles of race and gender in his writing.

S3 EP 6: Harriet Washington, A Terrible Thing to Waste

Stephen Henderson and Harriet Washington, winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction discuss environmental racism and her book, A Terrible Thing to Waste.

S3 EP 7: Eric Deggans, Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

NPR's first full-time TV critic, Eric Deggans, joins Stephen Henderson to discuss how prejudice, racism and sexism fuels some elements of modern media.

S3 EP 7: Eric Deggans, Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

S3 Ep 5: Jim Wallis, author of America's Original Sin

Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, author of America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America discusses what it means to be a white ally in 2020 with Stephen Henderson.

S3 Ep 4: Sarah Broom, The Yellow House

Stephen Henderson talks with Sarah M. Broom, author of The Yellow House, and discusses the roles of ritual and home for African Americans as told in her New York Times best-selling book which won the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction.