My Racist Friend
Episode 2.29: Working As Designed

Episode 2.29: Working As Designed

November 21, 2020

Don and Amy are joined by Dr. Maureen Walker in discussing disruptive empathy and the challenge of engaging across difference, especially when part of that difference rejects the humanity of the other. They also explore the persistence of white supremacy across our history and within groups that are not white.

This episode contains several mentions of the N-word.

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Episode 2.28: Yet Another Boss Level

Episode 2.28: Yet Another Boss Level

November 15, 2020

Amy and Don share their "After-election Word Barf" to reflect on a projected victory for Joe Biden and end to the Donald Trump administration. While recognizing lots of work and difficult times remain, the friends discuss the challenges of talking to people mired in fear and end with a list of three good things that lift their spirits.

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Episode 2.27: Plug the Hole

Episode 2.27: Plug the Hole

November 1, 2020

As Election Day approaches, Amy and Don talk about efforts to put social workers in the local police department, and the problems inherent in that approach. Don shares the second half of a story he started in a previous episode about being harassed by local law enforcement. Plus, a little more Lovecraft Country and a plug to watch Schitt's Creek.

If you missed the first half of Don's story, listen to Episode 2.23 ("Love Louder").

By the time the next episode comes out, the country will have finished casting their votes to shape the course of the nation for the next four years. #Vote, if you haven't already. Be respectful, and be safe.

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