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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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Everyday, racial tensions grow. More people want a life free from hate and disparities in education, healthcare, criminal justice, etc., but don’t know how to sort it out or where to go. We bring experts and notables to engage with you on real life and living in this journey. A Safe Place to Talk about Race airs live Mondays at 1 PM Pacific Time and 4 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Everyday, racial tensions grow. More people want a life free from hate and disparities in education, healthcare, criminal justice, etc., but don’t know how to sort it out or where to go. We bring experts and notables to engage with you on real life and living in this journey. A Safe Place to Talk about Race airs live Mondays at 1 PM Pacific Time and 4 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
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Everyday, racial tensions grow. More people want a life free from hate and disparities in education, healthcare, criminal justice, etc., but don’t know how to sort it out or where to go. We bring experts and notables to engage with you on real life and living in this journey. A Safe Place to Talk about Race airs live Mondays at 1 PM Pacific Time and 4 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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866-472-5788


Episodes

The Last War - Racism and Spirituality?

10/14/2013
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The Roman Empire did not colorize the person. Rome is arguably the roots of Western civilization.

Duration: 00:58:10


He Just Won’t Quit! Who is Dr. Clarence Jones Really?

10/6/2013
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Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. trust this man so much? Yes, Dr. Clarence B. Jones assisted in drafting King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, was his lawyer, and personally brought the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to the light of day. But how does a Black man in America go from spending time in a foster home to iconic history? What are his personal thoughts that helped change the course of history? What didn’t happen that he knows would have caused justice to surge higher? What held him...

Duration: 00:56:53


A Safe Place to Talk About Race

9/29/2013
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Duration: 00:56:53


Black Hair: Politics, Art, and Culture

9/22/2013
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It seems VERY complex. Is kinky hair a political statement like the symbol of a people regaining personhood in the ‘60’s? Is straightening hair about self-hate, and buying into the White standard of beauty? Wearing the high art styles of braids and dreadlocks has long tested the upward mobility of People of Color in business. Some say the high number of Black and Brown children drowning is directly related to not learning to swim because of the hair ‘going back home’ in water. Some Black...

Duration: 01:15:32


White was Invented, Now Set Me Free!

9/15/2013
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The Irish were mistreated until they too became ‘White’ people. Rita Starr, Founder and Program Developer of Healing Our Nation and author, knows 1st hand what it’s like to be ‘White’ and then learn the truth about the invention of ‘Whiteness’. When did ‘Whiteness’ begin and become law in the US? Everyone is affected and loses something in racism. But what got lost for ‘White’ people? The data says, overall, it’s still the safest and wealthiest identity going. Now is there something else?...

Duration: 00:56:35


Gospel Music: Roots that Drive Social Justice

9/8/2013
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If it ‘ain’t sung, social justice can’t be won’. Can you think of any social justice movement without music? Why do 3 words, “We Shall Overcome”, put our emotions in a higher place? Gospel music is uniquely African-American in origin from lived experiences. Even Albert Einstein agreed and praised it. What is its secret power that tugs at the heart and soul to unite ALL people worldwide? This universal language of the divine is not value neutral. It transmits ways of thinking, being and...

Duration: 00:56:25


Asian Americans: Expanding Voice in Civil Rights

8/18/2013
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September 11th put many South Asians under a spotlight colored by race and sometimes religion. This isn’t the first time Asian Americans were targets. The Japanese internment or incarceration camps during WWII rarely surface as racism in the USA. How many know who Vincent Chin was, and how the hate violence against him inspired a whole generation of Asian American activists? The presence of Asian Americans in Civil Rights movements has long been here, however, the expansion of a larger...

Duration: 00:55:37


Alaska Native Tribes – Guardians of Health Care

8/11/2013
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Valerie Davidson says, “My Mother told me, ‘Lead with love. If you lead with love, you will never stand alone’. Valerie is a negotiator, director, commissioner, and tribal member of the Orutsararmuit Native Council. She knows full well the important legacy her mother breathed into her spirit. It may be 60 degrees below zero in parts of Alaska, and there are Federal government institutions who ‘are here to help’ the ‘Indians’….again, but neither of these factors stopped the 229 Tribes from...

Duration: 00:55:05


Safety: When Black & Brown Boys Face Race

8/4/2013
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Trayvon Martin, being followed in stores, more severe punishment than White children in schools, driving while Black, Brown, or ‘Middle Eastern’ looking. What is the stereotype when Black and Brown young men gather together? The old saying ‘there is safety in numbers’ doesn’t always apply. Do these experiences overshadow the positive role models such as a President Obama, parents, and community leaders? What do you tell a boy or young man of Color? When do you tell them? Will it bring a...

Duration: 00:56:44


Incarceration: The Childs Point of View

7/28/2013
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Children of the incarcerated seem to be invisible in this continuing national tragedy of mass incarceration. There are over 2.7 million directly affected and the number is growing. A stigma is placed on these little hearts and minds. What do caretakers, teachers, family members say or do? This is not specific to one ‘race’ or ethnicity. However, the face of the impacted is too often felt in Black and Brown. What are these/our children feeling that impacts their future? Are we forcing them...

Duration: 00:56:11


A Path to End Mass Incarceration

7/21/2013
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Get sentenced, incarcerated, and lose your human rights to gain a job, education, even food and housing…maybe forever. It’s a system that makes a person pay far beyond the sentence served. Some say our LEGAL system must incarcerate vast numbers of people to keep others safe. Others say we need a JUSTICE system that does not hand out life sentences to Black, Brown, poor people AND communities. The United States has the largest population per capita of incarcerated in the industrialized...

Duration: 00:55:49


Incarceration: How Your Culture Can Heal You

7/14/2013
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“For me to change, I had to journey past all those ugly identities that were placed upon me – that I accepted.., and go back...to the original spark that connects everything”, said Mr. Albino Garcia. He is well aware that racism and fear are deep in institutions, communities, and even us. “I came up hard. Somehow I found my way…and I’m giving back to the Earth”. Mr. Garcia has discovered ways to undo the traps of racism by using a person’s traditional heritage. It doesn’t matter what part...

Duration: 00:55:15


The New Racial War - Making it Safe To Talk

7/7/2013
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Have a story, opinion, or question that MUST be shared NOW? I do. We need to talk in ‘mixed’ company. How can ‘America’ heal if it’s not safe to talk about race? The Paula Deens, Trayvon Martins, Supreme Court decisions, The Lone Ranger and Tonto movie and other issues storm the headlines. Let’s take a chance to see how far we can go and still be safe. I’m stepping out of my host chair for the first time. My fear is that the headlines are so constant they will soon feel normal like going...

Duration: 00:54:22


Native Americans: July 4th and Saving America’s Soul

6/30/2013
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Can’t deport Native Americans. These sovereign Nations have been here from the beginning, and will be forever. Is it true that without the heart, soul, and help of Native Americans, we would not be celebrating the 4th of July? What do Native Americans think of the 4th of July anyway? What have Native people known for thousands of years that seems so ‘new’ to us today? Native American activists have long pointed the way to a better ‘America’ from a world view focused on the number 7. What...

Duration: 00:56:25


How a White Couple Recovers from Brainwashing

6/23/2013
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This White couple just ended their 15 years of roaming the USA in an RV looking for Black people to befriend. Was their ‘Longing’ and urgency to recover from the race lie so deep they just ‘Authorized’ themselves into action’? They figured out they had been racially brainwashed. Why would Phyllis and Eugene Unterschuetz go this far in a way no other European-Americans would dare? How did they even approach People of Color? No human being wants to be enslaved. Did Phyllis and Gene escape...

Duration: 00:57:18


My Black Family & My White Male Privilege

6/16/2013
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What really happens when a White man crosses the color line in the 21st Century by marrying a Black woman, and has children in the USA? How does White Privilege show up at home? Michael R. Wenger, author and Senior Fellow at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, lives in worlds that most White and People of Color don’t see or refuse to see. He sees the impact on children, family, and at work with startling clarity. Mike shows how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go on a...

Duration: 00:56:37


World Class Tennis: A Black Coach’s Point of View

6/9/2013
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Sports have often been referenced as a great racial and national unifier. The road to the top includes the right coaches at the right time in a career. You may never hear or know the names of some of these coaches who are African-American. Who are they? What story do they have to tell about the real world of coaching? How does race factor into the journey for coaches? Does winning or the color of green money trump any racial matters? The journey to becoming a world class tennis star requires...

Duration: 00:56:11


George Washington’s Favorite Slave. Male or Female?

6/2/2013
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Favorite slave. Seriously? That stinging reference aside, this was the only enslaved person George Washington freed upon his death, and gave an inheritance. The others were given, as property, to his wife. What would cause such an act of the 1st president of the United States? Our focus for this show is not centered around the mind or heart of President Washington. Much has been written over the years. We want to know who was William ‘Billy’ Lee, the human being, and his contributions to our...

Duration: 00:54:50


Special Encore Presentation: The Military and Racial Healing

5/26/2013
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The Military culture and organization, by necessity, are built on mission, rules, obedience, honor, courage, and more. The military was one of the first organizations to mandate racial integration. The men and women who serve face extraordinary circumstances that challenge the limits of human beings. Now you want to talk about race too! What are some of the shining accomplishments and new challenges? Are they subtle or glaring beacons pointing the way to stay in front of changes on race?...

Duration: 00:54:51


How 2 Men Racially Heal. 1 Black, 1 White Tell All

5/19/2013
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Our show says ‘Racial Healing Happens Everyday’. But what does EVERYDAY look and feel like for 2 men on a separate journey to DO SOMETHING about this subject? We know racial healing is not just for Black and White people. Nor is it just about males. But, how do 2 men keep going in racial healing work who come from the farthest ends of the racial structured spectrum? Do these Black and White men even think about the same things? Our US culture seems to value the sensitive male these days. Is...

Duration: 00:56:54

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