In order to try and answer that question you need to understand the difference between prejudice and racism, know what systemic racism is, and be aware of implicit racial bias. All of which, Drs. Brandy Liebscher and Danielle Beck talk about in episode 7.
Because this episode takes a more instructional approach, it’s been divided into two parts. In part 1, Brandy talks about racism vs. prejudice, systemic racism, and the importance of being actively anti-racist (even if you’re not overtly racist, which we hope you are not!). And in part 2, Danielle provides an in-depth, research-based explanation of implicit racial bias and how it impacts our daily lives.
An upcoming episode will focus on how to unlearn racial biases in our own lives.
Resources discussed in episode 7:
Rev. Traci Blackmon on showing up as an ally
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Discussions About Race
Krista Tippet’s interview with Mahzarin Banaji
Review of Beverly Tatum’s book
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People