If you want to make a point, post it on social media. If you want to make a difference, engage in a conversation with a human being.Dr. Michael Brown
- Personal experiences of racism among Black and brown individuals are widespread and consistent even across differing ages, genders, and socioeconomic statuses.
- We can poke holes at even accurate statements and find evidence to support even inaccurate viewpoints.
- The conversation about race and equity will inevitably fizzle out unless we take action to ensure that it doesn’t.
- Every human being experiences privilege in varying degrees, so its acknowledgment is not an accusation.
- Listening establishes trust, expresses care, and engages the heart.
- We cannot reasonably or compassionately expect people in pain to respond graciously, quietly, or gently.
- Lower your defenses when listening to others share stories about painful experiences because defensiveness will only add to their pain.
- Engage in relationships with people who don’t look like you, and specifically create environments to connect with others outside of work and in your home.
- Respond to correction with appreciation rather than justification.
Verdicts Don't Heal
“Guilty on all three counts.” The conviction of Derek Chauvin created a complex mix of emotions for communities who have been collectively holding their breaths since last May. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and racial justice activist Anthony King reflect on the legacy of George Floyd and consider how much more work is required before justice becomes a reality.
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.
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.