Mental Health, Motherhood, & Racism + how our education system is racist & what we can do about it
Published June 7, 2020
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    Being a mother, woman and professional can be challenging, but this is even more so if you are a mother, woman, professional and a person of color. In this podcast, I speak to my good friend LaTanya Coleman-Carter about being a black female professional from the South, why we need to listen to people of color's experiences, the importance of learning about racism and white privilege, why our educational system needs to change, hood feminism, the "talk" black parents have to give their children, why we need to have diversity in the workplace, how to talk to your children about race and so much more.     

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    Podcast Time Stamps  

    2:16 LaTanya’s love of mathematics, the power of education and working as a black professional in the United States   

    3:46 Why LaTanya doesn’t want to write, she wants to riot   

    8:19 Why we should all be uncomfortable right now   

    9:00 Why you need to listen to your black friends   

    12:00 What is white privilege, and why it is so important to acknowledge it  

    17:30 Why we have to be okay with being uncomfortable  

    19:00 Why we need to see color  

    25:10 The need for diversity in the workplace  

    25:35 Why we need to start small and recognize those bias we have in ourselves, and why small injustices are not small  

    30:30 How racism can become ingrained in our brains and be passed through the generations  

    31:18 How the education system teaches kids to be racist, and how we can change this  

    38:00 When we start talking about it, we can start changing it  

    49:40 Why are black women’s opinions dismissed so quickly, and how the feminist movement failed black women   55:00 Why you need to be an ally and use your white privilege   

    59:05 How racism causes brain damage   

    LaTanya is also and amazing math tutor and offers online coaching! For more info and to book a session visit:   

    And follow her on Twitter: @HeyMrsCarter_   

    Read her blog on this topic 

    Recommended additional reading and resources:   

    Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot

    13 Books to Educate Yourself on Antiracism, According to Black Women

    Hood Feminism Blog

    Women, Race, & Class

    Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

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