Talking the tough talk about racial tension in 2015
We’re joined this week by author Susan Pashman who wrote the fictional book, Upper West Side Story, but considering all that we’re going thru in our country today – it’s hard to believe that it’s actually fiction.
In this podcast, Susan and Kristen discuss:
- How perception plays a key role in racial tension
- How little has actually changed
- Her inspiration for the book
- How she felt that the book would be irrelevant by the time it was publishe
- The role social media has on fanning the flames of racial tension
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About Susan: Susan Pashman is a philosophy professor and former attorney. While in law school, she served a year in the New York City Council President’s office; some of what she learned there has found its way into this story. But most of this book derives from her experience of raising two boys on her own in Brooklyn. Many of her sons’ childhood exploits, and the hopes and fears she had for them, became the heart of this novel.
She now resides in Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband, Jack Weinstein.
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