Episode #67:

How to NOT Be Uncomfortable Practicing Anti-Racism with Dr. Crystal Agyei

September 8, 2022


Episode #67: How to NOT Be Uncomfortable Practicing Anti-Racism with Dr. Crystal Agyei


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About the Episode:

Regardless of where you are on your racial healing journey, the majority of us will agree that racial oppression exists and it's all of our jobs, as human beings, to do whatever we can to create a more just, equitable, and anti-racist world.

As a brown skin Latina, raised by immigrants, I've experienced outright racism. But, I've also propagated many racial stereotypes. I've been on the receiving end of microaggressions, and I've likely also been on the giving end.

We all have biases. These biases mostly live in the subconscious part of our brain, which makes it really hard for us to see them and really easy for us to act on them.

Most of us didn't actively choose to believe these things, instead, they were things we saw often on TV or were told to us that we then internalized as truths.

I still have many racial biases that I'm actively working through. In fact, Dr. Ibrahm Kendi, the author of "How to be an Anti-Racist" says, that even he, a Black Ph.D. in anti-racist studies, has racial biases, and he has to consciously choose from moment to moment to practice anti-racism.

Examining our own biases can feel uncomfortable but it’s also the key to creating a more equitable world.

On this week's podcast, I bring to you an expert in the field of DEI, Dr. Crystal Agyei, who shares all her wisdom.

We talk about all things equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

This episode is jam-packed with knowledge.

You’ll learn:

-Why it's important to know your identity and the privileges they give you
-How to not be uncomfortable practicing equity and anti-racism
-How White allies can strengthen their allyship
-How to create a culture of equity
-How to let go of the power plays
-How to start embracing your internal anti-racist work
-How to examine your own implicit bias
-How implicit biases hurt the people we're trying to help

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