PODCAST: MARCH 14, 2021
"To really be able to have empathy right to see what it might be like for a moment in time to step in that person's shoes but I think sometimes mm-hmm that's hard you know to to to feel into that without having a direct experience"
In this episode teen host, Nuri and I wanted to bring up the idea of “Staying Awake” to important issues our world faces. It’s up to us to raise our awareness of our own biases and blind spots so we can be part of the solution and not the problem.
Introduction [00:00:03] Nikki and Nuri introduce themselves and the purpose of the podcast, which is to discuss difficult teen issues through mindfulness.
Importance of Tough Conversations [00:03:50] Nikki and Nuri discuss the importance of having tough conversations about racial issues to see different perspectives.
Language and Diversity [00:07:07] Nikki and Nuri discuss their backgrounds and the languages they speak, as well as their experiences growing up in diverse cities.
Experiencing Minority Status [00:09:41] Nikki and Nuri discuss their experiences of being a minority in different contexts and how it has influenced their perspectives on race.
Division within the Black Community [00:12:51] Nikki shares her experience of division within the Black community, particularly between Haitian Americans and African Americans.
Saying the N-Word and White Privilege [00:15:44] Nikki and Nuri discuss the use of the N-word and how white privilege can lead to a blindness to its effects. They also discuss the privilege of certain Hispanic groups in Miami.
Growing up in diverse cities [00:00:00] Nikki and Nuri discuss their experiences growing up in diverse cities and how that has influenced their perspectives on race.
Learning from differences [00:18:51] The importance of learning from differences and breaking the cycles of ignorance is discussed.
Conclusion and call to action [00:20:32] The episode concludes with a call to action to take a moment to just be and a reminder to tune in next week.