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Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People

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If you've ever wanted to have a conversation about race but were afraid of saying the wrong thing, or not being heard or trivialized, this podcast is for you. Everyday Conversations on Race is a cross-race conversation on race. It brings people together across differences for open comfortable conversations about race in a casual setting. This is crucial for organizations and businesses that want to build cultures of inclusion that support diversity, equity and innovation. It's essential in our global society that we learn how to build relationships and work effectively with people from any group, across any difference. We have guests from different backgrounds, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc., senior executives, ex-felons, musicians, educators and just every day people. The show is insightful, enlightening and entertaining. Our mission is to disrupt the way race is talked about, break racial silos and have a global impact on how people interact with each other. Let's break through fear of difference, and build connections together.

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation about race but were afraid of saying the wrong thing, or not being heard or trivialized, this podcast is for you. Everyday Conversations on Race is a cross-race conversation on race. It brings people together across differences for open comfortable conversations about race in a casual setting. This is crucial for organizations and businesses that want to build cultures of inclusion that support diversity, equity and innovation. It's essential in our global society that we learn how to build relationships and work effectively with people from any group, across any difference. We have guests from different backgrounds, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc., senior executives, ex-felons, musicians, educators and just every day people. The show is insightful, enlightening and entertaining. Our mission is to disrupt the way race is talked about, break racial silos and have a global impact on how people interact with each other. Let's break through fear of difference, and build connections together.

Location:

United States

Description:

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation about race but were afraid of saying the wrong thing, or not being heard or trivialized, this podcast is for you. Everyday Conversations on Race is a cross-race conversation on race. It brings people together across differences for open comfortable conversations about race in a casual setting. This is crucial for organizations and businesses that want to build cultures of inclusion that support diversity, equity and innovation. It's essential in our global society that we learn how to build relationships and work effectively with people from any group, across any difference. We have guests from different backgrounds, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc., senior executives, ex-felons, musicians, educators and just every day people. The show is insightful, enlightening and entertaining. Our mission is to disrupt the way race is talked about, break racial silos and have a global impact on how people interact with each other. Let's break through fear of difference, and build connections together.

Language:

English

Contact:

510.527.0700


Episodes

Conversation on Race with Marcus Sawyerr

9/23/2022
Marcus Sawyerr, CEO of EQ Community joins me in this conversation on race. We talk about how he and EQ Community help Black and other People of Color who have been historically excluded from professional opportunities. He shares his experience as a Black man in the UK, and how he came to the US and founded EQ Community. Key Topics include: [4:16] Why it’s important for Black people to have access to business opportunities, and ways to get those opportunities. [5:14] Why access to...

Duration:00:51:33

Is It Racist To Ask About Caste?

8/13/2022
Suhag Shukla joins me in this conversation on race to answer the question, “Is it racist to talk about race?” Suhag is the executive director of the Hindu American Foundation. She's also on the Homeland Security, faith-based security and communications Foundation. And she's a leading voice for civil and human rights and religious freedom. Key topics: [1.45] How she grew up straddling both a Hindu identity and an American identity and realizing that the core teachings of Hinduism and...

Duration:00:49:48

Racism and Segregation in the Music Industry

7/22/2022
Michael Motta, is a former executive in the record business. He was instrumental in breaking open the careers of musicians like Snoop Dogg, Beastie Boys, Megadeath and Bonnie Raitt. After years in the business, he realized it was treacherous to his health and left after achieving major success. He also saw the systemic racism and inequality of music airtime, radio station resources. Listen to his story in this conversation on race. Today he is the regional manager of Mayweather Boxing and...

Duration:00:46:15

Living Diversity Across Race and Culture

6/14/2022
Michael Dismuke and Lorenzo Jones from Eden Housing, join me in this conversation on race. Listen in for practical advice, and best practices for engaging in successful cross-race conversations as they share their experiences. Eden Housing is an organization that develops, manages, and maintains affordable housing throughout California. With a multi-racial and multi-cultural employee base, they have been able to ensure that their multi-racial, and multi-cultural residents feel included,...

Duration:00:55:35

A Journey Through Race, Identity and True belonging. How Michael Fosberg discovered his Black identity

5/19/2022
In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Michael Fosberg. Michael is a writer, actor and activist on issues of race. He is also a Black man who didn’t know he was Black until he was in his mid-thirties when his Armenian mother and white Swedish step-father got divorced. That’s when he went on his journey to find his biological father. Until then, Michael thought he was white. Listen to this fascinating conversation and hear the story of Michael Fosberg. Key topics: [6:27] How he found...

Duration:00:55:29

How Women of Color Heal Racial Trauma With Deepa Purushothaman

5/5/2022
Deepa Purushothaman joins me in this conversation on race to talk about the racism, isolation, and trauma many women of color experience in corporate America. What is it like for a woman of color to get promoted up to the executive suite and still have to deal with microaggressions, blatant racism, and trivialization? What is it like to be the only person of color in your school and to hear people say how much they hate you? What is it like as a woman of color to constantly have to prove...

Duration:01:00:14

How to End Racial Bias in Media with Karen Hunter and Daniel Stedman

4/27/2022
Karen Hunter, journalist and host of the Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM and Daniel Stedman, founder of the New Ed-Tech platform Pressto, join me in this conversation on race. They share how Black students in the US and the African diaspora, and other low income and young people of color are using Pressto to create their own newspapers and zines. This is one solution for young people to express their views and share real experiences with race, culture and diversity instead of consuming false...

Duration:00:58:16

How to End Racial Bias in Media with Karen Hunter and Daniel Stedman

4/23/2022
Karen Hunter, journalist and host of the Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM and Dan Stedman, founder of the New Ed-Tech platform Pressto, join me in this conversation on race. They share how Black students in the US and the African diaspora, and other low income and young people of color are using Pressto to create their own newspapers and zines. This is one solution for young people to express their views and share real experiences with race, culture and diversity instead of consuming false...

Duration:00:34:52

Black Men, White Fear

3/31/2022
In this Conversation on Race, John Blake, senior writer, and producer at CNN talks about anti-racist white men who grew up in racist families. They were surrounded by racism in their environment and grew up in red states, yet they chose a different path. Listen in to hear some of the stories and find out the factors that influenced their thinking and actions. We also talk about the epidemic and potential cures for the fear that many white people have about Black men in public spaces. Key...

Duration:00:47:10

Episode 89: The R.A.C.E Project

3/20/2022
In this conversation on race, I’m joined by my colleagues from the Brain Trust of the Shift Network R.A.C.E Project. Rev. Doctor Aliah Majon, the Chief Inclusion Officer of the Shift Network enlisted Mike Alexander and me to join her in the R.A.C.E Project. Aliah shares her experience as a Black woman who grew up in Detroit, how race and racism impacted her growing up, how she dropped out of high school, and then how she went on to get a double Ph.D. Mike Alexander talks about his...

Duration:01:01:01

Episode 88: Racism, Conflict, and Asian-American Leadership

2/26/2022
In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Jerry Fu. Jerry is a conflict resolution coach who helps Asian American leaders advance in their career and life journey. He's also a pharmacist. Jerry started coaching in 2017 to help other Asian American professionals deal with the conflicts they encounter at work with their culture and within themselves. Key topics: [1:33] Jerry Fu’s journey from being a pharmacist to becoming a coach for Asian-American leaders in conflict...

Duration:00:48:52

Episode 87: Amr Awadallah and Sara Speer Selber; a Muslim/Jewish conversation on race

2/13/2022
In this exciting and dramatic conversation on race, I’m joined by Amr Awadallah former VP of developer relations for Google Cloud, and Sara Speer Selber, CEO of Quest Essential. Amr, a Muslim who was born in Egypt, and Sara, a Jewish woman born in the US. We talk about the ability to change and the need to allow people to change instead of canceling them for what they thought or did in the past. Amr was fired from Google after he wrote a paper called “We Are One,” about how he used to not...

Duration:00:50:50

Episode 86: Healing From Life-long Racial Trauma

1/28/2022
Sumi Mukherjee was bullied and tormented all his young life for his skin color, ethnicity, and Indian name. Let's hear how his experiences compelled him to write about his life to help other people of color. Key Topics [4:25] His first experience with race and racism was in elementary school. Being raised in an all-white city in Plymouth, Minnesota. People knew about white and black people but nothing about people from India. How his family tried everything to fit in as part of America...

Duration:00:51:34

Episode 85: Conversation on Race with Steve Pemberton; Knowing and Embracing Our Roots

11/17/2021
In this conversation on race I’m joined by Steve Pemberton, Chief Human Resources Officer of Workhuman. Steve shares his story of growing up in foster homes with no idea of his background, his identity, or his birth family. Although he was the biological son of a Black father and a white mother, he didn’t know if he was Black or white until he located his biological family. He is the author of two books, “A Chance in the World,” that chronicles his life story and “The Lighthouse Effect, How...

Duration:01:04:37

Episode 84: Conversation on Race and Racism With Omar L Harris

10/14/2021
Omar L. Harris, former General Manager of GSK and Allergan, joins me in this conversation on race. He has more than 20 years of experience as a global pharmaceutical executive. Omart is the founder and managing partner at Intent Consulting, a firm dedicated to improving employee experience and organizational performance. He is the author of "Leader Board: The DNA of High-Performance Teams", "The Servant Leader's Manifesto", and “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss”. Omar shares his journey to...

Duration:01:04:52

Episode 83: Changing American Companies from the Top Down,

9/25/2021
In this conversation on race, journalist Tony Chapelle joins me to talk about getting more women and people of color on corporate boards. Tony Chapelle, has recently retired after 36 years, as a business news reporter and producer. In his career, he has interviewed CEOs and corporate executives, and moderated panel discussions with corporate board directors of Fortune 1000 companies. Tony, has been interviewed more than 60 times for his insights on African Americans in business by the Wall...

Duration:00:58:04

Episode 82: A Conversation on Race With Jeff Le, Victim of anti- Asian hate

8/18/2021
In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Jeff Le, to talk about anti-Asian hate. He has been featured in Political magazine, The New York Times USA Today, and the Washington Post. Jeff shares his personal experience with being a victim of anti-Asian hate and no one offering any help. “Last March we were completely overwhelmed with the lockdown with the COVID-19. But there was a second thing going on at the same time, not just from public health in pandemic issue, but also there was a...

Duration:00:57:37

Episode 81: Conversation on Race with Anti-Racist Karens; White Supremacy, Critical Race Theory, and US History

7/27/2021
In this episode on “Every Day Conversations on Race for Everyday People, “ I’m joined by Karen Fleshman and Commissioner Karen Clopton who are KINOS- Karen in Name Only. Karen Clopton shares her experience growing up Compton, in South Central Los Angeles when it was a middle-class Black neighborhood. She was adopted by her maternal grandparents. Her paternal grandmother was from Scotland. Her maternal grandfather and his family were raised in Arkansas and worked on the plantation, where...

Duration:01:16:25

Episode 80: Critical Race Theory in Education Racist, a Conversation on Race With Sonia Lewis

7/12/2021
Sonia Lewis joins me on this conversation on race to talk about race, racism, inequity and critical race theory in education. She is a consultant and speaker in diversity, race and education. Key topics: If you like this episode of “Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People,” please share it with two other people. Help us disrupt the way people talk about race in order to stop hate, eliminate fear of differences and spread love across the globe. Remember to subscribe to the...

Duration:00:54:35

Episode 79: Racism and Emotional Well-being in a Conversation on Race with Katara McCarty

6/25/2021
I’m joined in this conversation on race by Katara McCarty. Katara is an emotional well-being advocate for BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, Women of Color) She developed an app called Exhale for BIWOC to support their emotional well-being and manage their particular stress. Key Topics: • How Katara was born bi-racial (white mother and Black father) in 1972 and left by her mother in the hospital and then adopted and raised by a Black gay woman and her mother in 1972. Why she identifies as a...

Duration:00:54:42