Why The Fonts We Use Matter, Racial Justice

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A graphic designer explains how the fonts we use on resumes, signs and websites can inform the way others feel about us. Then, we hear from a pair of white authors about racial justice and white supremacy.

Featured in this Show

  • How Fonts Shape Our Perceptions

    Have you ever received an email written in Comic Sans and cringed? Do you love the simple, round lines of Avant Garde? You’re not alone. A graphic designer helps us understand why we love certain fonts and loathe others, and how fonts can influence our perceptions.

  • Exploring White Supremacy In Family Histories, Christian Teachings

    Issues of racial justice involve all people, white and people of color. Two white authors consider different aspects of reconciling with a racist history. One explores what it’s like to acknowledge white supremacists in the family tree; the other explains how racism pervades some modern American Christian teaching.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Sarah Hyndman Guest
  • Robert P. Jones Guest
  • Edward Ball Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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