Episode 99 – Undoing the Knots: Conversation with Maureen O’Connell, PhD

Christian ethicist and author Maureen O’Connell, PhD joins Jaye on this episode of Potstirrer Podcast to discuss her new book, Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness, a in-depth, historical and introspective examination of Philadelphia’s Irish Catholic community. This rich and thought-provoking discussion touches on assimilation and whiteness, the rejection of black Americans in the quest to gain social acceptance, historical resistance to racial integration by white Catholics and the role of the Catholic Church in facilitating these trends, and more.