What I Hear When You Say

Explore how words can both unite and divide based on our own perspective and experiences.


  • Gentrification

    An author, a professor and a filmmaker discuss their unique takes on gentrification.
  • Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation

    What does it mean to appreciate vs. appropriate culture? Explore unique perspectives.
  • Welfare

    Explore the assumptions and misgivings of pejorative phrases like “Welfare queen.”
  • White Pride

    A filmmaker, a comedian and a musician explore the use of the term “white pride.”
  • Model Minority

    Explore the use of this term “Model Minority” to describe Asian American communities.
  • What Are You?

    What’s the intent behind a simple question like, “What are you?”
  • Code Words

    Examine the current function and long history of American’s use of “code words”.
  • I'm Not A Feminist

    What does it mean to be a “feminist” today? Explore from three unique perspectives.

About What I Hear When You Say

What I Hear When You Say is a video series that explores how words can both unite and divide us depending on our own perspective, experience, and interpretation. Each episode covers a different phrase or term that challenges what we think we know about race, class, gender, and identity.