The Table Podcast

Learning about our identities and the identities of others can be a messy and complicated process. That's why we launched The Table.

The Table with the Intercultural Center at UMB is a podcast that unpacks questions regarding race, ethnicity, culture, norms, and current events. New episodes will be released every month.  

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Latest Episodes

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Episode 5: Anti-Asian Racism is Not New (Part One)

In this two-part series, we invited Crystal Han, MD and Angeline Pham, MD, psychiatry residents at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt, and the facilitators of the Crazy Stressed Asians group at UMB, to discuss anti-Asian racism and its impact on the mental health and well-being of Asians and Asian Americans.  

Part one focuses on the history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and how to build solidarity movements across racial and ethnic groups. Part two will be released later this month and will focus on racial trauma and mental health for Asian and Asian Americans, and People of Color more broadly. (Transcript: Anti-Asian Racism Is Not New Part One

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Episode 4: Capitalizing the B in Black: The Importance of Race and Language

Language is a powerful tool that allows for people to make meaning of themselves and the world they live in. How can we ensure that the language we use is also racially aware and inclusive? Our guest for this episode is James Wright, MFA, associate director of the Writing Center and associate faculty member in the Science Communication Program at the Graduate School. Together, we discuss the impact of social media and the 2020 racial justice protests on the decision to capitalize the B in Black by major news outlets. We also discuss how to incorporate inclusive language in academia. (Transcript: Capitalizing the B in Black)


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Episode 3: Why are White American Women Posing as Black and Latinx Women?

Cultural leeching? Blackfishing? Racial fraud? What do we name the recent phenomenon of white American women such as Jessica Krug and Rachel Dolezal posing as Black and Latinx women? Listen in as Courtney and Rosemary unpack this phenomenon with Kyla Liggett-Creel, PhD, assistant clinical professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. (Transcript: White American Women Posting as Black and Latinx Women)


Older Episodes

Looking for older episodes of The Table? All episodes can found in our archive


Smiling woman Courtney Jones Carney, MBA, executive director of Intercultural Leadership & Engagement, director of the Intercultural Center, and program director of the Intercultural Leadership Post-baccalaureate Certificate in the Graduate School at UMB

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Rosemary Ferreira, MEd, associate director of the Intercultural Center


The Table is written by Rosemary Ferreira, MEd, and produced by Courtney Jones Carney, MBA. Our executive producer and editor is Angela Jackson, senior marketing specialist in UMB Student Affairs. Podcast artwork is by Sarah Jung.

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