MYTH SALON: "You like black culture, what about me?" with Waynette Brock
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Talk of race is everywhere – whether global, national, or local in our own communities. And, people have strong opinions and values when it comes to race. The phrase “I love humanity – it’s people I can’t stand” transfers all too easily when we express favoritism toward highly visible heroes like athletes and movie stars but shun the people we encounter directly in our daily lives. American culture is filled with systemic injustice and inequities that have become magnified by the pandemic. Front-line workers in all professions tend to be people of color, the ones most likely to be affected by Covid. When we draw our leaders from the ranks of privilege, what happens to the millions who feel they don’t have representation or a voice in the conversation?
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