This podcast, It’s Personal, riffs off the feminist slogan, “the personal is political”. We used to say that if one person told the story it was personal, but when a dozen people had the same story, it’s political. Even the most political or policy conversations, then, has personal roots, or a foundation in personal beliefs. Why do you do what you do? Why do you spend your time the way you do? Why do you make a difference? Believe me, it’s personal.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux is President Emerita of Bennett College for Women. She is an economist, author and commentator who’s popular writings have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms.Magazine, Essence Magazine, the Progressive and many more.
Well-known for appearances on national network programs, including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN and others; Malveaux is booked to offer commentary on subjects ranging from economics to women's rights and public policy. She has also hosted television and radio programs.
A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux has held leadership and board positions in women’s, civil rights, policy and public service organizations. Currently she serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute and The Black Doctoral Network/ Malveaux is also President of PUSH Excel, the educational branch of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
Her most recent book is, Are We Better Off: Race, Obama and Public Policy.
Which weapon does a police officer grab: a taser or a revolver? The answer, with deadly consequences, frequently depends on race and unconscious bias. Howard Ross, one of the preeminent thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias, speaks with Dr. J about the Jungian reactions to the Obama presidency and how it has given rise to the age of Trump.