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United States of Race

A weekly Society and Culture podcast featuring DB Crema
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Welcome Back to United States of Race!In this inaugural episode of Season 2, host and producer, DB Crema, reflects on season one, discussing challenges as old as time, like Identity - how we see ourselves, how we want others to see us, and how
Holly has spent most of her life trying to figure out where she fits and, after feeling like she wasn’t quite accepted anywhere, she’s learned that making her own community is what matters most in finding belonging.
Alex grew up in a tight-knit community that often turned oppression into prejudice, and that’s exactly what pushed him to start thinking differently about race and society.
After growing up in the Midwest, Kathryn purposefully sought out new experiences with race in other countries, only to find that humans share the same hopes, dreams, and fears all around the world. 
After years of learning to survive in an unwelcome environment, Gabe is tired of trying to make others feel comfortable around him. The time for talk is over; he wants to see action and change.  
For Melanie and her community, protecting the earth and our water is a way of life – even if it puts them in conflict with others - because, without it, there is no life.  
Dylan experienced a childhood that most people don’t even know still exists and it ended up shifting his entire worldview for the rest of his life. Dylan references two amazing resources for Land Acknowledgment: https://www.verizon.com/about/ne
While Kyndra was made fun of as a child for her looks, it’s the present-day bullying for her unpopular political beliefs that really makes her feel like she doesn’t fit in within her own community.
Nick - lead of the band Buenos Diaz - has been playing rock 'n roll all his life, but that hasn’t stopped people from typecasting him and his music to fit their own assumptions.Check out the latest from Buenos Diaz at www.buenosdiazmusic.com 
Katie has thought a lot about how she dealt with race when playing make-believe as a child, but she wonders if she will be equipped to handle her kids’ questions about race as they grow older. 
Ken feels his community is often treated as an invisible group, but neither that nor growing up with privilege are keeping him and his family safe right now.  
Turk felt the sting of race starting at a young age, and with humor as her shield, it set her on a path to building inclusive workspaces for those who need it most.
Akeem gets conflicting input about his race when he has to pick a box to check on the state aptitude test, triggering decades of questioning whether he wants to be in the box people put him in.  
Moving back to the U.S.,  Ami is on a steep learning curve with race relations in America and grapples with the model minority concept when she sees rampant anti-black sentiments in the South Asian community.
In Rick’s community growing up, he was considered mixed. He explains why years of seeing other people disadvantaged doesn't mean he is privileged. 
John learns about race growing up during the Jim Crow era in Mississippi and develops early on in life an arsenal of tools for dealing with oppression. 
Introducing United States of Race, a podcast about experiencing race in America through the power of personal storytelling.  Premieres Monday, January 18th.  If you have a story to share and would like to be featured in an upcoming episode, con
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