Episode #49 Be Color Brave
We’ve all heard someone say, “I’m color blind,” – words intended to portray a noble obliviousness to skin color. This week Anthony King and Dr. Michael Brown discuss a better path toward racial equality – not ignoring our differences but celebrating them.
I’ve had experiences with professors where I thought that I could be myself, and I thought that I could be comfortable. But when I let that barrier down to show people the true Tony, it ends up biting me in the back.Anthony King
- Colorblindness when it comes to race is not actually possible.
- Claims of colorblindness create distance rather than unity.
- Attempting to assimilate into cultures that do not reflect our own identities can be emotionally taxing.
- Color and culture should not be ignored but embraced.
- Tackling the problem of racism in our world requires us to acknowledge that race exists and that it matters.
- Black history is an important part of American history, even when it is not adequately taught in many schools.
- Courageously enter into conversations about race and diversity instead of cautiously avoiding them.
- Consider the question, “How can I help Black individuals in my life to feel free to be themselves in my presence?”
- Leverage opportunities to explore and celebrate cultures that are different from your own.
In This Episode
Black Lives Matter
This is a significant and tragic moment in history. Will we be silent? Or will we speak up? DMB Coaching hit pause on posting any new podcast episodes since the horrific death of George Floyd. However, Dr. Michael Brown is now ready to speak. In this passionate, provocative, and tearful conversation with Sammy Adebiyi, these two close friends talk openly about systemic racism, social injustice, economic disparity, and a wide variety of related topics in an honest and hopeful dialogue.
Look Listen Learn
More than ever, dialogue surrounding racial equality and social justice are at the center of our collective attention. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Corey Norris unpack the essential components of conversations that build empathy and create understanding.
Your Story Matters
The immeasurable value of each human being is made clearer when we share our personal narratives and elevate the stories of others. This week, Amy Seiffert and Martha Chandran-Dickerson have an honest and nuanced conversation about history, empathy, and healing.