Broaden Your Horizons By Considering What The Echo Chamber Has To Say!
The world is going crazy right now. We’re still in the midst of a global pandemic that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. But we’re also in the middle of one of the largest reaching and impactful prolonged protests around systemic racism and police violence brought on by the murder of George Floyd. Many black people, and other people of colour, are looking for hope that they’re not alone in this fight. Many white people are just waking up to the fact that the world isn’t anywhere near as “fair and equal” as it seemed to them.
Regardless of which camp we find ourselves in, it’s given us all a kick up the backside in terms of pursuing more; more education, more action, more questions. We’ve all probably got a list of books in our heads that we plan on reading soon, a million podcasts that we know we want to listen to, but many of us are struggling to get started.
So, to help, we’ll be posting a weekly recommendation of what you can interact with to challenge, to educate, and to motivate yourself to take action in your pursuit of being anti-racist. This weekend we’re recommending a podcast called, The Echo Chamber. Specifically, an episode called, “White Allies – It’s time to turn the lens on yourself!” which confronts, challenges, and explores a lot of what it means for white people to endeavour to be allies to the BAME and BIPOC communities in their quest for equality.
Whether you’re white and need to consider these things yourself, or are a person of colour with white people in your life, I’d encourage you to grab a friend, listen to this podcast, and have a discussion about it afterwards. Sometimes just having a sounding board to bounce ideas off can be an incredibly valuable tool as we learn hard lessons and resolve to do better than we have before. Love and peace from all of us here at Soliquidas!