In this episode Myisha and Weeze break down the ways Kamala Harris’ language, tonality, and even body language were such a topic of conversation yet also the real lived experiences of BIPOC, especially Black women, in settings with whyte men. They talk about how the Black identity is often co-opted for profit, specifically pointing out how Breonna Taylor’s name and image was used to sell merchandise but she didnt receive justice. They talk about their experiences as educators and how whytness impacts their businesses because certain people aren’t truly invested in anti-racism, they just want the look or they want it for free. ABOUT WEEZE Louiza Doran,known and referred to asWeeze, is a cis-het Amazigh* female identifying human who uses she/her/they/them pronouns. She’s known as a coach, podcast host, advocate, agent of change, strategist and educator (to name a few) but is ultimately a compassionate provocateur that is out to help folks uncover their path of possibility. ABOUT MYISHA HILL Myisha T is a mental health activist, speaker, and entrepreneur passionate about the mental wellness and empowerment for women. In 2018, Myisha became curious about white women and privilege after ending a relationship with a co-worker that negatively impacted her mental health. This led her to identify her own internalized oppression and racism. Not interested in throw-away culture, she decided to seek out safe ways that white folks are showing up for BIWoC. During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Myisha began her Check Your Privilege interview series inquiring into the work some white women are doing to show up safely for BIPoC and move beyond passive ally-ship to action driven co-conspirators. Myisha works with organizations and community groups taking white people on a self-reflective journey exploring their relationship with power, privilege, and racism. IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT
Kamala Harris’ language and facial expressions during the Vice Presidential debate.
The way language weaponizes and reinforces whyteness.
How Black identity is absorbed for the purpose of monetization, trends, and positionality and dismisses their humanity.
The experience of BIPOC educators expected to teach for free or at a discount.
CALL TO ACTION
Amplify the voices of Black educators, businesses, creatives, and those who have taught you and/or helped you on your anti-racism journey. Get on that same level you were on back in June 2020.