EP 11: Anti-racism for Allies Q&A Session - Co-host Bernie CoxFeb 18, 2021
In this session, we tackle more real questions around race, anti-racism, and allyship.
We do a deep dive into allyship and what that means for White America. We talk about cancel culture and accountability, the consumption of racist media and entertainment, and round things off by discussing how to put black suffering in the context of the suffering of other people.
Special guest Bernie Cox shares a powerful story about white privilege and their encounters with the police.
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
(1:02) What to Expect
(2:04) Creating a Positive Space Definitions
(6:56) Anti-Racist Ideas
(11:11) Allyship Questions Answered
(15:50) I understand using “ally” if you do not identify as LGBTQ and you push for equal rights for LGBTQ people however, I’m unsure about the term ally regarding race and racism. Since racism was created and perpetuated by white people, can a white person really be an ally in the fight to end it?
(16:20) I have a question about the ally term - I’m reading this piece titled “There’s No Such Thing As A White Ally”
(30:24) How do we foster true accountability without jumping to cancel people who have made mistakes?
(39:35) Shows such as SNL and The Office are notorious for their absurd comedy routines including racial comedy (i.e. SNL black jeopardy). As I learn more about systemic racism, I wonder if I am complicating progress in any way by watching these types of comedic routines?
(50:20) My family and I are white and I have a question – My dad grew up with a very rough life. He had an abusive mother suffering from alcohol addiction, he left home when he was 16, and struggled with drugs and alcohol all the way up into his 30’s. He’s not racist but he doesn't understand that black people suffer more than whites because of his past experiences. So my question is how can I get my dad to understand that black people suffer more than whites just because of the color of their skin?
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