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Beyond Race Podcast

A weekly Society, Culture and Education podcast featuring Brian Gillet
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Brian and VJ welcome their first listener guest – Nik!  They discuss Nik’s experiences living in 3 different countries, family, favorite episodes, media, racism and diversity training at home and work.   
VJ and Brian welcome awarding winning writer Toni Ann Johnson for a lively conversation about her new novella Homegoing and her challenges with growing up in one of the few Black families in the predominantly white suburb of Monroe, New York.
VJ & Brian explore the disturbing death of a 13-year-old Latino boy, the violent history of racism against Latinx people and the lethal split-second decision standard. 
VJ & Brian discuss the history and question the future of the police institution in America.  Unconscionable police brutalities dictate that change needs to happen in order to save lives.  Our intent is to educate and make us all think about wh
VJ & Brian discuss the trial and verdict of George Floyd's murderer. We share our thoughts about the trial, the verdict and the great lengths the prosecution has had to go to gain people's awareness and understanding.
VJ and Brian talk about the new wave of voter suppression laws that are sweeping states across the country under the guise of "Voter ID Laws" and making America "safe" against voter "fraud". Buckle up and Hang on for this one!!!
VJ & Brian have an engagingly moving conversation with Rev. Aldana Allen, Pastor  of the Providence United Methodist Church in Western North Carolina. The Reverend is making a name for himself in bridging racial divides as he leads a primarily
This week, VJ & Brian talk to author  of "10,000 Miles With My Dead Father's Ashes" Devin Galaudet.  Devin is also the Editor and Publisher of the well-established, "In The Know Traveler" series of websites, and  also publishes several other tr
VJ & Brian talk about learning skill sets that have been proven to get through to people set in their beliefs. These tips could well put you on your way to convincing others that racism is real.
VJ & Brian talk about words and expressions that are considered offensive. We explore their origins and talk about whether they're still considered offensive or perhaps have become so diluted through time they have come to mean something else.
VJ & Brian recount the tragic and unjust details that led to the murder of young Breonna Taylor. It's been a year and very little has changed. Why is that?
Listen in as VJ & Brian continue their lively conversation with the ever fascinating, author, blogger and podcaster Ally Henny. Be sure to check out her podcast too, Combing the Roots.
VJ & Brian Talk with author, speaker, blogger and podcaster Ally Henny about racism from her perspective.
Listen in as VJ and Brian talk about their top picks for Black Leaders to watch in '21. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Let us know what YOU think!!
Listen in as we continue honoring Black History Month with Guest Speaker and Film Enthusiast, Allan Halcrow,  as he takes us through the history of Blacks in film and Hollywood's treatment of them.
Listen in and learn as VJ & Brian talk about the amazing female pioneers of American song who helped lead the way for Black performers of today. They sang the blues, they helped make jazz mainstream, they be-bopped and became mainstream in the
VJ and Brian start out celebrating Black History Month by VJ giving us a brief history of how it came into being and then we talk about what it would take to make Congress to look like the demographic makeup of this country. We then spend some
Listen to VJ & Brian discuss bias in the media. What’s happened to critical thinking skills? How do you wade through the facts and the propaganda? Who do you believe? WHAT do you believe?
VJ & Brian discuss the horrifying events of January 6th and how tepid the response was towards the insurrectionists that attacked the US Capitol. The insurrectionists were white; if they had been black the response would have been much more swi
In this episode VJ & Brian Talk about Dr. King and his legacy. We tackle it from a different perspective and address why Dr. King's life, message and purpose was far more encompassing than just race and why we should be looking at him through a
In this first episode of 2021, VJ & Brian talk about Cabinet nominations and dissect a New York Times editorial piece by Roger Cohen entitled, "A Last Stand for White America".
Listen to Brian vent his frustrations about a guest that backed out of our show because he didn't think it would go well for him. VJ and Brian then talk about he made himself into a victim and how a concept known as DARVO applies to racism.
Brian & VJ go back and forth about  Crime Free Housing Ordinances or CHO and how people are using it to create their own form of segregation. Under the guise of making neighborhoods "safe" the execution and roll out of this ordinance is actuall
Race, Ethnicity & Culture? Is there a difference? Did you know there is? Are we asking the right questions of people when we're curious? Learn all about what is distinctive about each are are we really prejudice against color or is it where you
Listen in as we explore the concept known as 'white angst'. Also referred to as 'white fear' or even 'white fragility', VJ and Brian talk openly about what triggers these feelings in white people and how all of us can better learn how to recogn
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