How to Talk About Racism Without Sounding Like a Racist
Race is a hot-button topic, one that many people shy away from for fear of offending someone. But in America today, it’s not going away.
Part of being an effective communicator means being able to relate to and talk to a wide range of people, regardless of race, creed, origin, sexual preference, age and more. That’s why I wanted to talk to Jeffrey Blount about the topic.
Jeffrey is an accomplished speaker on race and social justice and gives us deep insight into what it means to grow up black in America and why race is truly an American experience and issue.
This week’s episode of the Confident Communications podcast explores how African Americans think and talk about themselves, why white people have such a difficult time talking about race and how everyone should relate to one another better.
No matter what your race or background, this is an important episode to listen to and one that promises to give you the insight into how you can begin to talk about race in your own life.
About Jeffrey Blount
Jeffrey is an award-winning author of two novels and an Emmy award-winning television director. During a 34-year career at NBC News, Jeffrey directed a decade of Meet the Press, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The Chris Matthews and other major special events from the Washington, D.C. news bureau. He is an accomplished public speaker, commenting on issues of race, social justice and writing. Visit his website or follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Jeffrey’s newest book, The Emancipation of Evan Walls, was released in June 2018.
Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to develop the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly founded the Communicate with Confidence Leadership Training Program and frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.