if you’re talking to a person of colour, about anything but especially about something personal or something regarding race in any way, you need to be asking yourself: “am I making them uncomfortable? do they want to be talking about this, here, now, and with me? am I being voyeuristic? am I being invasive? am I demanding information that they’re not volunteering? am I asking them to dredge up things they don’t want to dredge up? am I asking them to perform emotional or intellectual labour for me? would I ask this question of a white person? am I invading their personal space, emotionally or physically? am I disrespecting their boundaries? am I making it awkward or impossible for them to change the subject / end the conversation / leave the room? am I doing a good job of policing myself in this interaction so that they don’t have to? "
Day 24: Meet Willie Lewis Brown Jr.
He served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker, which made him longest serving Speaker of the Assembly in California history; furthermore, he is the only African American to ever hold that post.
Later, he served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco, and was the first African American to do so.
You can now stream it in its entirety online.
PBS: [THE TALK is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.] #Race#POC#RaceInAmerica#PeopleOfColor#ChildrenOfColor#Police •••Stream it in its entirety at http://www.pbs.org/video/2365959958/