What Can I Do?

It’s a question a lot of people are asking right now. So Nerdette spoke to the woman recently put in charge of “Conan O’Brien’s whiteness.”

Protesters in Brussels, Belgium during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Protesters in Brussels, Belgium during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on Sunday, June 7, 2020. The demonstration was held in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis that has led to protests in many countries and across the U.S. Olivier Matthys / AP Photo
Protesters in Brussels, Belgium during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Protesters in Brussels, Belgium during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on Sunday, June 7, 2020. The demonstration was held in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis that has led to protests in many countries and across the U.S. Olivier Matthys / AP Photo

What Can I Do?

It’s a question a lot of people are asking right now. So Nerdette spoke to the woman recently put in charge of “Conan O’Brien’s whiteness.”

Widespread protests against police brutality have led many people to ask how they can better understand the systems behind the disparities in our society.

Last week, Nerdette host Greta Johnsen and NPR books editor Barrie Hardymon offered a few recommendations of the books they’ve found helpful.

Today, Johnsen talks with author and activist Kate Schatz about how white people can have constructive conversations with each other about racism in America. Since Schatz’s friend, comedian W. Kamau Bell, made Schatz responsible for “Conan O’Brien’s whiteness,” she’s been answering white people’s questions on Instagram live.