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This is Sarah Koenig writing, host of the podcast “Serial.” Recently, Serial Productions became part of The New York Times Company. That’s the first piece of exciting news. The second: At the same time, we launched our latest show, “Nice White Parents.”

It’s reported by Chana Joffe-Walt, who’s made some of the most thought-provoking, most emotional radio stories I’ve ever heard. Back in 2015, Chana wanted to find out what would happen inside this one public school in her neighborhood — which historically hadn’t had many white students — during a sudden influx of white families. Then, not satisfied that she fully understood what she was seeing, she went all the way back to the founding of the school in the 1960s, and then forward again, up to the present day. Eventually, Chana realized she could put a name to the unspoken force that kept getting in the way of making the school better: white parents.

I’ve been waiting a long time to tell people about how great this show is — about how much it taught me, how much it challenged me. Now I can finally say it: Go listen to “Nice White Parents”!

“Nice White Parents” is streaming now, wherever you get your podcasts.
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