The Importance of Social Justice and Narratives with Khary Lazarre-White
Today on the As Told By Nomads podcast, Khary Lazarre-White joins Tayo to talk about racial narratives in the US and his organization, The Brotherhood Sister Sol. The pair opens this conversation by introducing the audience to the lack of funding present in minority communities. Given this lack of funding, in combination with familiar stereotypes and narratives regarding black intelligence and athletic ability, for example, it’s no wonder that young children in black and LatinX communities are discouraged from breaking free from the boxes they were confined to. Khary took it upon himself, however, to create The Brotherhood Sister Sol, a nonprofit that helps young black and LatinX Americans claim the power of their history, identity, community, and education.
In spite of fighting a rather uphill battle, Khary is incredibly passionate about helping children take back their own narratives. It’s time to start debunking the common misconceptions that black people only have futures in music or athletics, that they’re violent, that they’re drug addicts, etc. After all, the perpetuation of these notions obscure black and LatinX histories, generational trauma, futures, and the link between poverty and violence. Khary goes on to talk about the American obsession with crime, and how the sheer volume of crime series on TV and racist news propaganda criminalizes the young black man in the American psyche. Through Khary’s organization, Brotherhood Sister Sol, he hopes to help black and LatinX transcend the boundaries that have been created for them.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
- The Brotherhood Sister Sol
- The lack of funding for minority resources
- The importance of taking back the narrative
- Reclaiming different identities of blackness
- The link between poverty and violence
- Americans’ obsession with violence
- The COVID-induced mental health crisis
The Brotherhood Sister Sol: https://brotherhood-sistersol.org/
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