Racism and Genuine Allyship
On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I’m going to be talking about racism and genuine allyship.
This week’s episode was meant to be about my new online course the Mentally Healthy Professional, however, with what’s been happening this week and quite frankly for the past 400+ years, I felt the need to speak about my own experience of racism. Including the faces of racism and why we all need to and can take action for Black communities to really show that Black Lives Matter. It is about shifting systems in order to do that.
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In today’s show, I talk about
- Why I decided to make this episode [00:46]
- Why I’m so passionate about anti-racism work. [02:08]
- My lived experience of racism. [14:15]
- What you can do that can make a difference. [17:13]
- Challenging Racism and Talking about Race
- The Institute of Race Relations website
- Listen: Clara Amfo, the Radio 1 DJ’s insights
- Watch the Video: Angela Davis Revolution Today
- Article: Colonizing Black Lives: The ‘Crusade’ for all lives and White Fragility
- Report: Race at Work Charter One Year On (UK based 2019)
- The Brown Hijabi’s Resource List: Click Here
- Book: Why I am no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo- Lodge
- Book: White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo
- Essay: Unpacking the Knapsack of White privilege by Peggy Mcintosh
- Book: The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla
Instagram Account: Rachel Cargle
- Poet Angry Sam
- After Oxford: Getting in, Fitting In? Standing out by Daniel Stone
- Article: Students to get anti-bias training after George Floyd ‘joke’ at hustings
Links to other podcasts
- Black Mental Health how to engage your staff
- Negotiating Something Better
- Organising events for BHM
- Why bother with inclusive language
- Black History Month with Pawlet Brookes
- Sex, mental health and people of colour
- Coronavirus and Humanitarian Perspectives
- We all have to continue to push for systems to shift in order for there to be genuine change.
- That’s not to say that I think all police are terrible. I’ve worked with some brilliant police officers over the years.
- Just because I’m Asian, that does not mean I understand every element of the Black experience. However, I have always tried to educate myself and understand what it’s like from all the different perspectives from global majority cultures.
- I don’t for a minute think that I understand everything there is to about racism and genuine allyship.
- Conversations about race can be difficult to have because we don’t have them enough, therefore it’s more comfortable to think we live in a post-racial world.
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