Seattle Journalist Writes A Play To Pass The Torch On Conversations About Race

Aug 26, 2017

Marcus Harrison Green says people of color tend to be responsible for talking about racism to each other and to white people. But what does it look like when white people talk to each other about race?

Green is the founder and editor-in-chief of the South Seattle Emerald. He was also recently a scholar-in-residence at Town Hall. 

As part of his residency, he wrote a play called "Caucasians Anonymous." The play is about five white characters who are participating in a 12-step program to treat what Green calls an "addiction to whiteness." 

He and Emerald Executive Director Marilee Jolin, who read for one of the characters at a staged reading in June, sat down with KNKX reporter Simone Alicea to talk about the "intoxication of whiteness" and how Green was inspired to pass the torch on the conversation about racism.