Episode #8 - Wendy Laybourn

Mocha Latte show

Summary: Wendy Laybourn is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. At four months of age, Wendy was adopted by a white working class couple and was raised in Memphis, TN. Growing up in a city haunted by the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., she was acutely aware of the centrality of race in America. Experiences of racial division, racial inequality, and bridge building have informed her perspective and academic work. She joins the show today to talk with Dante and Dave about her experiences growing up and how they have led her to where she is now. 00:10 - George Foreman Grill 03:10 - Latte Art 07:41 - Intro to Wendy 09:42 - Who Are You? 11:30 - Risky Business 14:41 - Growing Up in Memphis 27:28 - Pop Quiz for Wendy 33:20 - Wendy’s Defining Moment 43:35 - Racial & Ethnic Identity Development 55:07 - What’s Next?