Simma Lieberman

Episode 38: Not All Privilege is the Same

  All privilege is not the same, nor does all privilege provide equitable access to luxury. There is the economic privilege that comes from having financial resources, wealth and position, and then there is the privilege that comes from being white in America. Racism can negate every other privilege when you’re a person of color…

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Episode 37 : Being the only one in the room: Laura Cathcart Robbins

  Have you ever been to an event, in a class or attended a conference where almost everyone was the same race, ethnicity, gender, etc. except for one person? Has that ever been you or have you wondered what it was like for that person? Have you seen been at an event where someone was…

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Episode 36: Millennials: Racist. Color Blind or Woke?

Are Millennials less racist than other generations? What do people from Africa have in common with African-Americans? What generation is most in denial about racism? What’s it like to be the only Black person in your class? These questions and more are answered on Every Day Conversations on Race. My guests are Mary-Lou Milabu, a…

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Episode 35: How Living the Principles of Kwanzaa Fights Racism

  Phyliss Williams co-host of Living the Principles podcast joins Simma to talk about the importance of the principles of Kwanzaa, and how her time in the Marines impacts the good work she does today. Phyliss shares stories and experiences as an African American woman growing up in the south dealing with racism, and what…

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Episode 34 : Why Talking to White People About Race is Draining

  In this conversation on race, LeRon talks to Simma about why it’s often draining for him to talk to a lot of white people about race. Simma and LeRon agree that allies are important and that it’s more effective for a white person to talk to another white person about race and racism in…

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Episode 33 : What is behind the cancel-culture movement?

Joel Brown talks about the need to allow people to grow, and the problems that arise when they are not given a chance to change. Racism doesn’t get eliminated by attacking people who want to stop racism but may say the wrong thing. That’s different than someone who is a racist, supports racism and takes…

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Episode 32 : Former Black Panther discusses current political climate

Elmer Dixon was one of the early leaders of the Black Panther Party in Seattle, Washington  and in Oakland, CA. In this episode of Every Day Conversations on Race, Elmer talks about the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panthers were created some of the first Food Banks, were responsible for…

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Episode 31 : Can a person of color exclude race and culture from their art?

Every Day Conversation On Race with guests Svea Vikander and Tramaine de Senna Svea Vikander, artist, therapist and host of radio show Art Crush brings Tramaine de Senna to the show. As a white woman, raised in Canada and from a Swedish background, Svea look at was she can eliminate hate and stop racism, with a…

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Episode 30 : Cross-Race Friendships; Can They Work?

  Chip Conley and Wanda Whitaker join me on Every Day Conversations on Race for Everyday People  to talk about the evolution of their friendship and bringing people together across race. Chip grew up in an affluent white family in Southern California. He was the  founder and CEO of  Joie De Vivre Hospitalitythe first group…

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Episode 29 : White City Welcomes People of Color

Karen Nelson shares journey as a young Black girl growing up in the segregated south to become the Chief Diversity Officer of Appleton, Wisconsin. She had to overcome the sabotage of her career success early on by a white boss who refused to listen to her ideas because she was a Black woman. Karen went…

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