As the anti-racism protests and movement continue to spread across our country, I wanted to talk to some people who are living it. And no one is more in it than Louiza Doran, who took time out of her insanely busy schedule right now to speak with me for episode 294 of the podcast.
Louiza, who goes by Weeze, is a coach, educator, political activist, organizer, and strategist, among many other things. She’s in direct action toward moving the system forward to equity, justice, inclusion and liberation for the Black community.
Weeze and I talk about how we’re doing in our response so far after the George Floyd murder, 3 things that white people can do right now to support, and our historical culture of whiteness. She helps me get clear on how to define racism and what it looks like in everyday life, because it’s not always so obvious. She also answers some great questions from our listeners.
This is an amazing listen, folks. It will wake you up, may make you uncomfortable (and that’s a good thing — it means you’re being activated!) and inspire you to look at your own life and take action.
Click here to listen:
- 7:25 Introduction Louiza “Weeze” Doran
- 10:55 Society’s response to George Floyd’s death
- 19:30 What white people can do to support the anti-racism movement
- 25:55 Defining racism
- 32:30 How living in your personal bubble keeps you from understanding other people’s lives and experiences
- 40:30 How to support the Black community without coming across as condescending
- 45:30 Where to get news and unbiased information
- 47:00 Examples of “unchecked white privilege” and covert racism
- 54:00 How to support Black people at work
- 56:05 About “white-centering”
- 59:45: How to talk to kids about racism
- 1:05:50 Hope about the future
- 1:11:35 Action step