• Can racist views be changed?
  • Can one cultivate empathy for a marginalized group?
  • Does empathy for a marginalized group continue or is it short lived?

All of these questions and more will be discussed in this episode of The Racism 101 podcast with Dr. Darron Smith.

Click here to read the paper Dr. Smith and Mike Barker discussed in this episode

Click here to read about the CBS Sports documentary (which had Dr. Smith in it) about the 14 black Wyoming football players.

Click here to donate to The Liahona Children’s Foundation.

This is the LBJ quote that Dr. Smith shared with us:

“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

If you would like to email Dr. Darron Smith questions that he can answer on the podcast please use the form below:



    Other podcast that deal with race:

    Intersection with Jamil Smith

    About Race:

    In the Thick:

    Code Switch

    Latino USA


    The Mash-Up Americans:



    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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