This episode offers a first-person narrative of what it felt like to live with White privilege in a community riddled with racism, and a historical chronicling of the political landscape leading to change processes.
Kristen Green is the author of Something Must be Done About Prince Edward County, published by Harper in 2015 to critical acclaim. The book made the Notable Nonfiction list at the Washington Post, which called it “a gift to a new generation of readers.” Something Must be Done was selected as an editors’ choice at the New York Times, which deemed it “essential reading.” It was the recipient of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction and the People’s Choice Award. Kristen has worked for two decades as a reporter for newspapers including the Boston Globe, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She holds a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Last year, she was a fellow with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and she is currently writer-in-residence at the Library of Virginia. She lives in Richmond, Va. with her husband and two daughters.