When Portland protests and the federal law enforcement’s treatment of protesters received national media attention, the predominantly white women in the Portland Wall of Moms went viral. But, as activists and academics pointed out, stories of the Black mothers who’d been protesting long before did not get the same attention. Dani McClain is an independent journalist who covers race and reproductive health, and the author of “We Live For The We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood.” She joins us to discuss how race influences perceptions of motherhood, and why non-Black mothers at protests are getting more attention than Black mothers.
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