Is the American Dream true? Does everyone really have an equal opportunity to “make it” in America?
Racism is embedded in the very structures of our American society. So are our national myths. If we want to unravel one, we’ve got to understand the other.
In this series we will examine two key concepts: mythology and meritocracy. #MeritocracyMyth
In which I make a racial faux pas, and Jay Smooth explains why being racist is like having food stuck in our teeth.
How do we approach someone when they say or do something racist?
What does it look like to consider the impact of our words and actions on others as more important than our intent behind them?
What does the intent of our action really matter if it has the impact of furthering the marginalization or oppression of those around us?
In this series we’ll explore the concepts of intent and impact in the context of interpersonal dynamics. #ImpactNotIntent