Awkward, uncomfortable conversations about racism worth it
From awkwardness to anger, experts in racial justice describe the issues and emotions people confront when trying to talk about racism in America.
Jocelyn Briddell remembers feeling paralyzed several years ago during a dinner conversation with co-workers at a colleague’s home that took on an unexpected racial overtone.
Over an elaborate homemade Italian spread, her colleague’s husband launched into a lengthy monologue in which he denigrated Jews, Latinos, African-Americans, Mexicans and lesbians – despite having guests that included two Jewish women, a lesbian and Briddell, who is... read more
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