In this episode, join us as we explore the cultural divide in our country and discuss what it means to be proud of who you are and where you come from. What do you hear when someone says they are proud to be black? And how does the meaning...
In this episode, join us as we explore the cultural divide in our country and discuss what it means to be proud of who you are and where you come from. What do you hear when someone says they are proud to be black? And how does the meaning change if they are proud to be white?
What’s possible if we learn to connect across our differences? This concept is an important part of our mission here at Respect Circles, and in this episode we deepen the discussion about the ‘whys’ behind the cultural divide and keep looking for ways to foster respect and dignity for everyone, everywhere.
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In this episode you’ll hear:
Stephanie reads a powerful paragraph from a book that inspired today’s topic and episode [1:53]
How we would describe what a culture war is, some historical background and what researchers are saying about it [3:21]
An interesting conversation that AJ had with his daughter and how it relates to culture [10:42]
What pride is, plus how it can trap or save us [13:02]
The struggle the country is facing in the redefinition of America [23:45]
An interesting look at AJ’s experiences with affinity groups in the workplace [28:19]
A look at why pride is nothing to be proud of [29:57]
Introducing our Models of Respect for this week [39:17]
Links & Resources:
Vermont state rep: ‘I’m proud to be white’
Use Your Difference To Make a Difference by Tayo Rockson
Aspects & Assumptions Of White Culture
Psychology Today Article, Why Pride Is Nothing to Be Proud Of
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All (Official Video)
The Odd Life of Timothy Green - Have a Great Day SceneAfter traumatic early childhood, high school football star uses fame to help foster kids
Carter: Still a model for candidates asking 'Why not me?'