As the anti-racism movement sweeps our nation (and the world), I wanted to bring on more people of color to continue the conversation. In episode 295 of the RS podcast I’m joined by Michael Taylor and Jon Walton, two very smart, very insightful men who I’ve had the great pleasure of speaking to and working with before.
Michael, a former podcast guest, is a men’s coach, author, motivational speaker and radio/tv show host who examines the changing role of masculinity in society and has made it his life’s work to empower Black men.
Jon, a champion for diversity and equity, helps leaders and organizations create a successful multicultural environment and previously led The Relationship School team on a 5-month training and helped us develop scholarships for people of color in coaches training.
We get deep and discuss everything from the roots of racism to the role the media plays in the negative portrayal of Black men in particular. We talk about where the work is now and how in wake of the George Floyd murder, white people are really truly feeling the pain and the consciousness is beginning to shift with a big focus on white privilege.
Both men answer some great questions from my listeners and are gracious enough to talk about how racism has impacted their own lives.
This conversation is super powerful and will make you think and reflect.