Colorblind: Race Across Generations
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Candid and intelligent discussions focusing on issues of race with a panel of guests spanning different generations, moderated by WFTV Orlando’s Vanessa Echols.
||CleanBlackface||In this episode we take a trip through history as we unpack the fascination, the controversy and the hot topic of blackface. Why is it offensive? How is it that in 2019, some people still don't understand why it's offensive, insulting and hurtful. And how do we try to make sure the next generation learns the lesson. Joining us: Dr. Fon Gordon, a historian from The University of Central Florida; Rhetta Hussein, journalist for The Black Press and social activist Jenna Wright.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWaking Up White||It started out as a topic for a Master's Thesis. But it's evolved into a television show pilot and a conversation about race in America. Meet Jason Gregory: creator, writer and producer of Waking Up White. And there's a "what would you do" question for everyone to answer.||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrlando Together||We take a look at a Florida effort to get people to have what are sometimes uncomfortable conversations about race. But what happens after all the talking? Does it really matter or do any good? The Executive Director of Orlando Together, Nicole Higgins, joins us to talk about the next step. What happens after we make the effort to talk about race.||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSegregated Sunday||In 2019, is 11:00 Sunday morning still the most segregated hour of the week? In many Christian churches, the answer is yes. In this episode, we tackle the issue of racial reconciliation in the Christian church. Is it just a buzzword, how does it look and how much effort does it take? Our guests are two Florida Pastors who are actively involved in the issue in their community: Dr. Joel Hunter, who led Northland, a megachurch in Central Florida for more than three decades; Pastor Tim Johnson, Senior Pastor at Orlando World Outreach, with one of the most diverse congregations in the state. And our third guest is Brandon Nightingale, a graduate student at The University of Central Florida, whose thesis focuses on historically black churches and the Civil Rights Movement.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDecember Update||We’re as our friends across the Pond would say, “on holiday”. But we’ll be back strong again in January! In the meantime, this is a perfect time for you to catch up on episodes you may have missed. And in this holiday episode, Host Vanessa Echols and Technical Producers Keith and Ashley are reflecting on our first few months, interesting guests and some controversial topics we tackled. Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and we’ll see ya in January 2019!||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomebody's History||It's a one woman show, a play, a performance, stand up comedy and spoken word all rolled into one. It's all about race in America from The Middle Passage to police brutality. And it's from a white woman on a journey to discover how much progress we HAVEN'T made on race in America. Today's guest: Amy Selikoff.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs This Racist?||We can barely make it through the day without hearing about a case of racism. But do we really understand what the word means and what situations are actually a case of racism? And does one act of racism make one a racist? We unpack those issues in this episode with a diverse panel featuring Ted Bogert, Creator of the Ted Show; Rhetta Hussein, Journalist for The Black Press; Lauri Lott, Coordinator at The Peace and Justice Institute Academy and Hank Van Putten, Facilitator at The Peace and Justice Institute||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife After Hate||Angela King's story is one of racist to redemption. She was once a skinhead and served time in prison for her part in a Florida hate crime. But it was in prison where a chance encounter led to her leave her racist past behind to become now a champion of racial reconciliation and redemption.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCold Cases||Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell has spent much of his career digging up the past and coming face -to- face with some of the most notorious killers from the Civil Rights Movement. He joins us to talk about how his reporting on cold cases has led to justice in some decades old Civil Rights murders and what the past can teach us about racial justice and injustice today.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorism||Colorism: Taboo Topic? Is there still discrimination within the races? That's what we're unpacking in this episode with Writer/Social Media Influencer Sili Recio. Diversity Journalist Keka Araujo. And Ilaff Tamli, Grassroots Activist||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMicroaggression||Microaggression: Just a Buzzword or Is It Real? Your English is perfect. Where are you really from? You're really pretty for an Asian girl. In this episode, we take a deep dive into microaggression. Does it really exist or are people these days just too sensitive. Joining our panel: Hank Van Putten from the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College; Mary Robinson, Study Abroad Coordinator at Rollins College; and Rachel Luce-Hitt, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator at The University of Central Florida.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Am Not My Hair||This episode, we're going there, talking about Black women and their hair. We take a deep dive into the cultural history, changing attitudes about natural hair in corporate America and hair discrimination. Yes it exists for both women and men of color. It's hair, but it's not a superficial subject for many Americans of color. If you're familiar with the subject, you'll probably hear your thoughts expressed. If you're not, listen and learn. Guests Tonya Collins, Owner of Natural Tresses Salon & Spa; Erica DeSaussure, organizer of a natural hair Meet Up; and Marina Parries, Founder of the Facebook group Natural Hair Really Rocks join our Podcast Producer Ashley Long and host Vanessa Echols for this discussion.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPLAYING THE RACE CARD||In this episode, we're playing the race card. But hold on, it's probably not what you think This is the Race Card Project, started by award winning journalist Michele Norris. It began with a simple idea. People were invited to send in a postcard with their thoughts, experiences or observations about race. BUT they can only use six words. The response to the idea may surprise you. https://theracecardproject.com/||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing to America||Coming to America: All of our guests for this episode immigrated to the United States. We discuss whether their perceptions about race and race in the United States changed when they moved here. They represent several continents and several countries. On the panel: Immigration Attorney Henry Lim, Independent Journalist Ingrid Cotto and Digital Media Specialist Amy Sugaski||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Racists||Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Racists: This is our take on the old Willie Nelson classic, “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” Our panel talks about how to raise children who aren’t racist, who recognize race, embrace it but aren’t weighed down by it. Joining us are: William Jefferson from the Peace and Justice Institute, Christina Martinez, Diversity Coordinator Park Maitland School and The Owner and Operator of a daycare who is also Producer Keith’s mom!||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRace & Sports||In this special episode of COLORBLIND, we sit down with renowned Human and Civil Rights Activist Dr. Richard Lapchick to discuss an issue that’s deeply personal to him: sports as a vehicle for social change and justice. We talk about everything from the National Anthem controversy in the NFL to a report card on hiring diversity in professional and college sports.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Much News||Seems as if you can’t turn on the tv, search the internet, listen to the radio or read the newspaper without seeing a story that illustrates why we began this podcast. From Starbucks’ Racial Bias Training Day to BBQuing While Black, our panelists take on some of the recent news events where race has played a central role. Our diverse panel of young professionals to the retired includes Florida Television Journalist Christopher Heath; Former Miss America Ericka Dunlap; and Hank Van Putten, a Facilitator with the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs that Your Kid?||In this episode, we’re unpacking the issue of trans-racial adoption, people who adopt children of another race. What are the challenges in trying to teach children about their birth culture, when you haven’t experienced it yourself? Or does that even matter? What is it like for a child to grow up in a family and an environment where no one else looks like him or her? Joining us for the panel are: Mary Robinson, adjunct professor at Valencia College, who has studied trans-racial and transnational adoption extensively. She is also a trans-racial and transnational adoptee; Marah Beltz, Alumni Affairs Director at Bethune Cookman University, who is a bi-racial adoptee who has white parents; and Child Advocate Penny Jones, who has adopted trans-racially.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat' So Funny About Race?||In this episode we talk to a diverse group of professional comedians about whether it's possible to mix in comedy and humor when discussing race. Is it racist? Can some comics get away with what others can't when it comes to including comedy in their acts? Where's the line, better yet is there a line? Join us for a lively discussion. GUESTS Lauren Morris, Founder/Director Adlib Theater Company, The improv Teachers Podcast ; Exec Producer Central Fl Improv Festival. Emily Fontano, Improv Actor; Comedic Actress, host of Amanda and Emily We Have A Podcast; Rod Z Comedian, Actor, Writer . Rod Z Comedian, Actor, Writer, The Z-Files On Youtube.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIMAGES OF RACE||Our diverse panel the images of race we see in films, TV and books. Is it important for you to see characters who look like you? Or perhaps you always saw them growing up and never gave it a second thought. Joining us: Nyoshie Higgins who grew up in the Bahamas and now has a career in marketing; Tasha Greer, an African American stay at home mom; and Sili Recio, an Afro Latina social media director and blogger||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRACE AND THE COMICS||Urban Historian Dr. Julian Chambers of Rollins College joins us to talk about the role issues of race have played in comic books and characters throughout the generations.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorblind: Race Across Generations Episode 4||In Episode 4 of Colorblind: Race Across Generations. Ladies Day! Our diverse team of female panelists tackles some tough issues: What are you and what do people mean when they question your ethnicity? We dive into a controversial event called Come Meet A Black Person and the larger issue of how to reach out to people who don't look like you. And we close with what's being called a racist prom-posal. Our panelists this week Jackie Hirsch CEO Healing Butterfly (Organic Teas & Healing Products); Jayne Alagano, Community Relations Team True Entertainment Marketing: Maria-Elena Perez, Owner/Broker MEP Realty Investments Please Rate On iTunes (only if its nice) facebook.com/colorblindpodcast/ https://twitter.com/colorblindpod||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorblind: Race Across Generations Episode 3||In Episode 3 of Colorblind: Race Across Generations, our diverse panel discuss, how to and how not to talk about race, discrimination at Starbucks, and a disturbing video out of Syracuse New York, and as always we end with our panelists telling us, when it comes to race, I admit... Our panelists Rachel Allen and Rudy Darden of the the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute and Marucci Guzman of the Latino Leadership Inc. https://valenciacollege.edu/PJI/ https://latino-leadership.org/ Article On Syracuse Video.. http://dailyorange.com/2018/04/su-suspends-theta-tau-fraternity-video-extremely-racist-behavior-surfaces/ Please Rate On iTunes (only if its nice) facebook.com/colorblindpodcast/ https://twitter.com/colorblindpod||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorblind: Race Across Generations Episode 2||In Episode 2 of Colorblind: Race Across Generations, our diverse panel discusses the issue of being colorblind. Is that even possible? When was the first time you realized race as an issue in your life? We go north of the border to look at how one community deals with the issue of white privilege and we again end with our panelists telling us, when it comes to race, I admit..... Our panelists Hank Van Putten, retired educator and current facilitator at the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute; Lee Ann Siefferman, a social justice artist and Devi Mody, college student and writer Please Rate On iTunes (only if its nice) facebook.com/colorblindpodcast/ https://twitter.com/colorblindpod||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorblind: Race Across Generations Episode 1||Welcome to Colorblind: Race Across Generations. Why is it so hard to talk about race? Racial identity, how do you identity yourself and does it matter? And the question of the day…when it comes to race, I admit….. Some of the topics discussed in the opening episode. Todays Panel… Rick Brunson College Professor, Ashley Long, Young Professional and Krystal Pherai, College Student. Moderated by Vanessa Echols. Please Rate On iTunes (only if its nice) facebook.com/colorblindpodcast/ https://twitter.com/colorblindpod||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorblind Preview Episode||Subscribe here for the latest episodes of Colorblind: Race Across Generations. Here is a short preview from host Vanessa Echols. New Episodes posting soon.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great podcast. Honest and much needed conversations about race without judgement.
Colorblind is good conversation on racism.
Great conversation that did not pretend to have answers to racism, but provided good insight and personal views.
Colorblind is captivating.
Raw honesty about race is hard to find. Vanessa Echols should be called the “race whisperer”. With her heavenly voice, she comfortably carries the audience on this new journey about race. This is a new movement of kindness and unity like I have never previously witnessed. Martin Luther King, Jr. And George Washington would be equally proud as to how this is taking the human race to new heights.