In this essay, I draw on personal and institutional experiences to argue that, rather than false listening, and rather than speaking, white liberals need to engage in a more careful form of listening. I argue that we (by we, I mean, explicitly, white liberals) need to attend to whom we are listening and the reasons we are listening.
White Liberals Need to Stop Talking and Start Listening
Benjamin R. Bates is Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Correspondence to: Benjamin R. Bates, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University, 418 Schoonover Center, Athens, OH 45701, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Benjamin R. Bates; White Liberals Need to Stop Talking and Start Listening. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2019; 8 (4): 112–117. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.112
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