Guest is LeRon Barton
Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People
Episode 7- Race, Racism and 3 Emmys Producing Oprah
Race, racism and racial bias are still challenges that people of color have to contend with in the pursuit of success. Engaging in everyday conversations on race, with people different than you is one way to reduce racism and racial bias.
It’s widely accepted that a Black person in America has to be at least twice, and even three or four times as good as a white person with similar qualifications. Growing up in a lower-income Black neighborhood in North Carolina. my guest LeGrande Green heard his father tell him over and over, “A Black person in America has to be at least twice as good as a white person with the same qualifications to be successful.” LeGrande used those words to propel him forward. He graduated Princeton on a full academic scholarship, received four Emmy Awards as supervising producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and the NAACP Image Award. Even at that level of success, he still had to confront racism, and racial bias as a Black man in America.
In this podcast episode of Everyday Conversations on Race, LeGrande talks about his journey to the top, only to lose it all and find himself as a Black, gay man in America.
Key points from Episode 7 Race, Racism and Producing Oprah
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