Leti Volpp

Against the Grain

Leti Volpp interviewed on KPFA-FM, Against the Grain, April 18, 2012

If a particular actor engages in what we might think of as a bad act … we create narratives that are very different. If the actor is somebody that is Muslim, the presumption is that that person is motivated by their culture or by Islam. If the actor is a white American, most often people think of this as an individual act of pathology, and they don’t blame this on some kind of broader, white American culture.