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Series 6, Episode 3: Tessa Xuan & Suparna Bhaskaran, Socially Constructing the ‘Other’
Series: 6. Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio
Episode: 3. Tessa Xuan and Suparna Bhaskaran, Socially Constructing the ‘Other’
Podcast #: 69
Release Date: February 28, 2022
Summary: This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. Our third episode begins by exploring how individuals identify themselves, and why self-identification is a fundamental part of autonomy. Ashley and Shemariah talk with Tessa Xuan (Statewide Co-Director, OPAWL) and Dr. Suparna Bhaskaran (non-resident Fellow at the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at The New School, OSU). The conversation focuses on defining and understanding social construction of identity and intersectional solidarity, and how “othering” is used as a tool to divide. This series is made possible with funding from Mark Lewine and the John Gray Paynther Program.