Aged 11, Heather McGhee moved away from home to attend an almost exclusively white boarding school in a predominantly white town. She soon had a revelation: In terms of grit, smarts, merit and discipline, the families of the wealthy white kids didn’t differ much from her own middle-class family or the working-class families she knew. This knowledge inspired McGhee to explore economic disparity, racism, and the effect both have on all Americans. McGhee’s conversation with Dax Shephard and Monica Monsoon is as enlightening as it is engaging.
About the Podcast
Armchair Expert is a weekly podcast about the “messiness of being human,” hosted by actor, director, and writer Dax Shepard and Emmy-nominated Monica Monsoon. Heather McGhee is a commentator, speaker, writer, and a distinguished senior fellow and former president of Demos, a progressive US think tank. She works as an NBC News political analyst and chairs the board of Color of Change, the largest American racial justice organization.
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