Two high-profile veteran journalists, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell and former reporter and teacher Leslie Baldacci — one black, one white — bring context and spice to the events of the day and the dilemmas of our lives. They tackle the complexities of race relations with candor and humor.
Hosts Mary Mitchell and Leslie Baldacci explore how racial bias and stereotypes can be overcome through diverse neighbors and interracial friendships. Joining the hosts is Linda Gartz, author of "Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago," who shares what her white family learned while living on the West Side alongside black and Mexican families. Another guest, Deborah Hayter, explains what it was like to grow up in a black family on the North Side and attend an all-white Catholic school. Then, Leslie reflects on her story about the racial profiling of her daughter and friends, and apologizes for her "white privilege" point of view.