We Can't Burn It All Down (Even Though Sometimes We Want To)

7/19/2018, 10:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
Society & Culture Technology Arts
<p>Jenna's back in New York after spending last week at the Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon.&nbsp;An explosive moment at the workshop&nbsp;prompted us to consider what it means for an institution — from a writing workshop to a TV network to a social media platform — to really commit itself to inclusion, and whether inclusion is even enough.</p><p>Discussed this week:</p><ul><li><a href="https://tinhouse.com/summer-workshop/" target="_blank">Tin House&nbsp;Summer Workshop</a></li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg&amp;t=33s" target="_blank">The Danger of a Single Story</a>" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TED, 2009)</li><li>"<a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-all-white-oscar-acting-nominees-20160114-story.html" target="_blank">Oscars 2016: Here's why the nominees are so white — again</a>" (Rebecca Keegan and Steven Zeitchik, The Los Angeles Times, 2016)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.netflix.com/watch/80233611?trackId=13752289&amp;tctx=0%2C0%2C4924eefa7bc2397d3afcac36f77c9138ec3b1c21%3Ae8a6ea4b8c2fb667acd396903805796026362cba%2C%2C" target="_blank">Hannah Gadsby: Nanette</a>" (Netflix, 2018)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/arts/design/art-gallery-of-ontario-indigenous-art.html" target="_blank">A Canadian Museum Promotes Indigenous Art. But Don’t Call It ‘Indian.’</a>" (Ted Loos, The New York Times Magazine, 2018)</li></ul><p><br></p><p><em>Correction:&nbsp;In this episode, the story read by Wells Tower that was the subject of controversy at the Tin House Summer Workshop was misidentified as having appeared in "Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned," a collection of short stories. The piece in question was a nonfiction article,&nbsp;"Own Goal," published in Harper's Magazine in 2010.</em></p>