Being White in America Today
In this interview on Being White In America, I have a roundtable discussion with Dan McCool, Ph.D., and author of "Self, Institutions, and Others" and the founder of Blue Revolution, and Alicia Jones McLeod of ChallengingRacisim.org, a non-profit organization that aims to educate and empower us with knowledge on institutional and systemic racism. In my never-ending search for growth, evolution, and authenticity, I am tackling the very difficult topic of race relations in America today, specifically from the perspective of what it means to be white in America now, at this current juncture in our history. We address topics like unconscious racism, white privilege, white guilt, racial equality, passive racism, the whitewashing of American history, Black Lives Matter, and more. These kinds of topics that require us to be introspective and uncompromisingly honest with ourselves are never easy. It requires us to turn around and face our shadow selves, our unconscious beliefs and assumptions, and push up against our current comfort zone in order to evolve into greater, more expansive versions of ourselves. Let us have the courage to have difficult conversations, take a deep and honest look at ourselves, and even admit when it's time for us to let go of our outdated, erroneous beliefs that no longer serve us or the world we live in.
To learn more about Dan McCool and Blue Revolution: https://www.bluerevolutionusa.com/
And here are some helpful links and resources shared by Alicia:
- https://www.challengingracism.org/events - For upcoming events.
- This is the 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daycha...
- Podcast DoTheWork - https://www.stitcher.com/show/do-the-...
- Amber Ruffin Show - https://www.peacocktv.com/stream-tv/t... (funny and female - one of Alicia's faves)
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - https://uncomfortableconvos.com/ (race-focused youtube show but easier topics and explanations for beginners into racial equity).
- Left-Handed vs. Right-Handed video - https://youtu.be/g1swN72r5Fk (helps explain the invisibility of privilege)