My Racist Friend
Episode 2.5: Knight Life

Episode 2.5: Knight Life

February 18, 2020

Prompted by an episode from another podcast, Amy shares her thoughts on disentangling her identity from Hoosier basketball. She and Don talk about the recent return of former Indiana University head basketball coach Bob Knight to Bloomington and what it was like to grow up in his shadow, unpacking some of the problematic underpinnings of his behavior.

Additional resources:

Follow the Bloomington Center for Connection on Facebook to find out more about the 2020 Relational Summit, to be held in Bloomington, Indiana on May 14-17.

Buy "Your Racist Friend" by They Might Be Giants on iTunes

Episode 2.4: Sundown

Episode 2.4: Sundown

February 13, 2020

This episode, Don and Amy invite two guests into their conversation. Aleisha Kropf asks Dr. LaShawn Williams to help her explore what it means to discover your hometown was a Sundown Town, even when you don't visit anymore. Along the way, the group discusses the culture of silence, parenting children of color, and passing as a means of survival.

Additional resources:

Follow the Bloomington Center for Connection on Facebook to find out more about the 2020 Relational Summit, to be held in Bloomington, Indiana on May 14-17.

Buy "Your Racist Friend" by They Might Be Giants on iTunes

Episode 2.3: The Muddle in the Middle

Episode 2.3: The Muddle in the Middle

February 8, 2020

Amy and Don explore the value and challenges of getting in the MUD—Mystery, Uncertainty, and Doubt—where vulnerability creates space for change. They look at bias in a local newspaper article on Sarah Dye, a white supremacist who remains entrenched in the Bloomington Farmers Market, and discuss the varied reaction to the recent Super Bowl halftime show.

Additional resources:

Buy "Your Racist Friend" by They Might Be Giants on iTunes

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