Society & Culture
On Knowing Your Whites and Yourself
I got to thinking about how it's not extremists whose racism I bump up against in my daily life. My everyday racism comes from liberal colleagues, acquaintances and (former) friends. Racism from these spaces, generally, gets dismissed when addressed and/or buried in a puddle of tears. Many of my Black friends have been approached by white friends since the uprisings began, for advice on how to be an ally. Here's what I think is a good start.
Isolation Be Like is Created, Produced and Hosted by Phill Branch (aka Phill Boogie) This podcast is supported by a 2019 Rubys Artist Grant, which is a program of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. Phill Branch is a storyteller working in film, creative nonfiction and theater. He is the 2019 recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Solo Performance Artist Award. He is also a GrandSlam Champion of The Moth in DC. An alumnus of the American Film Institute, Branch recently directed Searching for Shaniqua; his documentary about the impact names have on people's lives.The film won the HBO Best Documentary award at the 2016 Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival. Branch has served as a professor at his alma mater Hampton University and recently at Howard University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Goucher College in Communication and Media Studies, focusing on race and ethnicity in film and media.
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