S7E11: Uncomfortable Conversations with White People

Lady, what has your experience been with white people? Are you accustomed to being the only Black person in a space? Do you have very little interactions with white people? Most of us have experienced racism, microaggressions and other forms of racial trauma. Being Black in America can be exhausting despite how much joy you see. In the current racial climate some of the white people in our lives have been reaching out to engage us. In today’s episode Terri and Dom describe some of the uncomfortable conversations we may have with white people and how we can navigate those conversations with our best interest at the center. 



Quote of the Day:

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

 -James Baldwin



Takeaways:

Tips for Having Uncomfortable Conversations with White People

  1. Know your audience and context
  2. Be open-minded
  3. Think ahead regarding consequences of words and actions
  4. Set ground rules or use safe words
  5. Keep the focus of the conversation away from comforting the other person
  6. Have a purpose or goal in mind
  7. Use “I” statements
  8. Lean into curiosity
  9. Pour into yourself before and after the conversation

 

Rachel Cargle

 

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Resources

Melanin and Mental Health

Therapy for Black Girls 

Psychology Today

Therapy for QPOC


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