January 18, 2020
This is Show #23 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Do Most Americans Really Care about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday? - in which I discuss the reality of this holiday and how it's viewed by most Americans. The answer to this question is - NO - unfortunately, I feel that most Americans do not care about this Federal holiday and only think about their own particular issue and totally forget about how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sacrificed his life and how his journey through the Civil Rights era caused our United States to take a serious look at itself to HONOR this fallen American HERO!! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is just not an African American cultural event, it is a NATIONAL CELEBRATION for ALL PEOPLE. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you AGREE or DISAGREE. Yes, it's 2020, new year, new DECADE and NEW ATTITUDE!! We are BRINGING IT!!! PEACE OUT and let's COME TOGETHER! That's what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted.
January 18, 2020
This is Show #22 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Who Should Teach Race Oriented Classes in College? - in which I discussed what is happening in academia where more NON-PERSONS of COLOR are teaching race and ethnic oriented classes in all types of disciplines. This is a major trend happening at many colleges and universities across this country. My answer is -- A PERSON OF COLOR should naturally teach these classes - 1st priority!! Yet if the college or university does not have that person as a faculty member then the MOST PASSIONATE, RESEARCH FOCUSED, COMMITTED AND SINCERE person should be able to teach these types of classes. Yet, universities and colleges are taking the easy way out. Listen to my Podcast Show and email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you AGREE OR DISAGREE!! It's 2020 and it's time for a new ATTITUDE. PEACE OUT and let's enjoy this NEW DECADE TOGETHER!
January 18, 2020
This is Show #21 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Do We Live in a Post-Racial Society? - in which I discussed the realistic and practical issue of post-racial society and the fact that do most Americans really feel comfortable around folks who look different than them. What is you opinion? This is the first show of 2020 and I'm bringing it with a different attitude! My answer was NO! We as Americans... do not live in a Post-Racial society even though most Americans would like to think that we do. Check out my Podcast and hear the reasons why? Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com and add to the discussion! I'm really looking forward to your response. PEACE OUT and we are really in a NEW DECADE!!
December 22, 2019
This is Show #20 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Teaching a Race Relations Seminar - Day 4 - in which I discussed many of the major sensitive concepts related to race and ethnic relations such as prejudice, racial prejudice, discrimination, explanations of racial prejudice and functions of racial prejudice. Although my students were ready to open our discussion up to many more of the day to day issues happening at our campus at the time, I made sure that we had a thorough discussions of the sensitive topics first and then we could address a few of the campus race and ethnic relations issues. This was another healthy sensitive discussion in which I felt my students wanted more feedback from me as to how our campus administrators reacted to some race relations issues at the time. In any case, I felt it is important to take "one step at a time" in discussing these very important race and ethnic relations issues. After you listen to this podcast, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can get your feedback on this podcast and these culturally sensitive issues!
November 19, 2019
This is Show #19 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Teaching a Race Relations Seminar - Day 3 - in which I discussed the most serious topics of the seminar up to this point in time. Although I had framed out the lecture topics for the students, it was really the non-lecture topics which caused this class to be incredibly personal and thought-provoking! Such culturally sensitive issues such as "FEAR" of black males and "Affirmative Action Programs" caused us to re-assess and re-examine more of the basic and practical issues of race relations. After you listen to this podcast, please send me an email: email@example.com so that I can get your feedback on this podcast and these two issues!
November 14, 2019
This is Show #18 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Teaching a Race Relations Seminar - Day 2 - in which I discussed the importance of addressing these serious and culturally sensitive issues in this second class. Here I defined and received direct input from my Honor students about the key issues related to our class. These concepts and issues were as follows: race, racism, indirect racism, internalized racism, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and race relations. After discussing these key issues with my Honor students, I could tell we had made major progress in the direction and outcome of this course by the end of Day 2. If you have any comments after listening to this show, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I look forward to your feedback and input!
November 14, 2019
This is Show #17 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Teaching a Race Relations Seminar - Day 1 - in which I discuss the challenges of teaching a college seminar on race relations to a group of Honor students at my university. During Day 1, I felt unsure as an instructor on how to approach my students and I could tell that they did not feel comfortable with me as an African American professor initially. Thus, I talk about how we overcame these very subtle issues in order to begin teaching this very sensitive topic of "race relations." If you have any comments, feel free to email me at: email@example.com. I look forward to your feedback and input!
November 5, 2019
This is Show #16 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Protesting the U.S. President - Donald Trump - in which I use this topic to start our Controversial Race Relations Topics to Discuss and Debate. Since this is a very hotly-debated and controversial topic to discuss among my college students, I give my students an opportunity to present their perspectives -- PRO vs CON -- as to whether they feel it is their RIGHT to protest the President or it's un-American to protest President Donald Trump. Surprisingly, this issue became a part of the larger discussion when the President actually visited our campus during the summer of 2019! In order to maintain civility in the classroom however, I allow students to present their perspectives and then I follow-up with my potential solution. After you listen to this podcast show, if you AGREE or DISAGREE with my potential solutions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. As with all of my podcast shows, I welcome a Professional, RESPECTFUL discussion of this very sensitive and politically-polarizing issue. Yet this is a very TEACHABLE opportunity for all whether you are a college student or not.
October 29, 2019
This is Show #15 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Controversial Race Relations Topics to Discuss and Debate - in which I change direction in my podcast shows so that we can examine more of the controversial, highly-polarizing topics related to race and ethnic relations. In this show, I share with you the reasons why it is so important to have a healthy debate about these issues and many more simply because this is the time in most college students' lives in which you are professionally-able to state your opinion FOR or AGAINST a particular topic without any major ramifications from sharing your opinion. I also highlight the various DEBATE topics from my book and emphasize the potential solution to each controversial issue. So please take some extra time to listen to this particular podcast show and send me your opinion about it or a new potential topic that you would like me to DEBATE and present a SOLUTION at email@example.com. Again, I welcome your FEEDBACK!
October 24, 2019
Here is Show #14 - Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus - Selfies Impact on Improving Race Relations - in which I talk about how the simple "Selfie" that many students take each day, can actually help to improve race relations on their campus. The lasting impact of a Selfie for college students is unthinkable yet in time, each college student will seriously think about how their Selfie with another person of a different racial/ethnic background made them feel "good" at that moment in time. So PLEASE SEND ME YOUR SELFIE at: firstname.lastname@example.org so I can share with the world how college students today and in the future getting along with each other on their individual respective college and university!