On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about the five lessons we can all learn from the TV series, Noughts and Crosses, to address inequity in the workplace.
I decided to talk about this because while I was watching the show, I completely fell in love with all the characters, and became very engrossed in the series as many people did.
I also felt there were lots of parallels and lessons we could all learn to improve the workplace and reflect on the way that we do things.
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In today’s show, I talk about:
- The first lesson from the series: systems and control. [04:58]
- My second lesson from the series: workplace bullying [06:52]
- What I think the third lesson from the series: bias. [08:20]
- Linked to the third lesson, the fourth lesson from the series: microaggressions. [10:48]
- Finally the fifth lesson from the series: whose stories get heard. [13:31]
- Malorie Blackman author of Noughts and Crosses
- Here is the playlist I created, have a look and let me know what you think by emailing me at email@example.com
- Dr Annabel’ Sowemimo’s Podcast Sex, People of Colour and Mental Health
- Bullying at Work Podcast
- Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s TED Talk The Danger of a Single Story
- Dr Keon West’sBBC Radio 4 Programme I Can’t be Racist:
- Noughts and Crosses on BBC iPlayer
- I think it’s essential for many people who have not experienced a power imbalance within our current UK culture to see it and understand it and value it from a different perspective.
- Bias is a social stereotype about certain groups of people, that individuals have as a result of their culture, upbringing and exposures to others.
- Microaggressions are essentially subtle, yet an incredibly powerful denigrations of someone’s identity.
- Stormzy said he’s experienced racism and that racism happens in the UK. This was very different to what was reported in the media.
- Systems are shaped by culture and who controls the culture. So, consider who controls the culture.
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