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What does it mean to be black? Why is Colin Kaepernick not standing during the National Anthem? What does “blackness” mean? These questions and more are discussed in this first episode of Rational Faiths newest podcast series with Dr. Darron Smith
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Dr. Darron T. Smith is a faculty member at the University of Memphis in the Department of Sociology. He is frequent political and cultural contributor for Huffington Post on various issues of inequality in the form of racism, classism and other systems of U.S. based oppression. He has also contributed to various forums from Religion Dispatches and ESPN's Outside the Lines to The New York Times and Chicago Tribune op-ed sections. Dr. Smith’s research spans a wide myriad of topics on including healthcare disparities, Religious Studies, Race & Sports, Stress & Mindfulness, Transracial Adoption and the Black Family. His current research focuses on healthcare workforce discrimination involving African American physician assistants. His is the author of, When Race, Religion & Sports Collide: Blacks Athletes at BYU and Beyond, was recently released to critical praise in November 2016.
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Thank you for doing this Darron. I will share. I’ve been thinking of having a White privilege discussion group at my home for White neighborhood women. If you have ideas, send them my way.
Stumbled across this podcast- had to stop and listen to Episode 1. Wow, what a special treat we get to hear Dr. Darron and all the wisdom and knowledge. His insights are exactly what I have been searching for. I’ve longed to know how to talk about race with my peers, how to be active and helpful in the fight. So thank you! This podcast should be shared in Sunday school! I also would love to hear thoughts on a discussion group. Or even a good book for our Book Club to read so that we can start much-needed dialog. Thanks again.