Socrates said it best: the unexamined life is not worth living and in this episode with Jermaine Fowler we explore how to start examining our lives through the lens of history and uncomfortable conversations in the pursuit of justice.
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1:05 Jermaine’s background
3:30 George Floyd opening the door to an examined life
8:33 Using history as context to understand today’s tensions
10:02 Shame, fragility and moving past it
13:10 What does the examined life look like
15:06 Braving the wilderness within
18:50 The human storyteller & reading rainbow
21:35 Learning about Emmett Till, desensitization of Black bodies as a spectacle
32:37 Individuals vs Institutions
34:00 Eddie Glaude quote & the first step of reconciliation is acknowledgement
37:53 Using the entertainment industry to educate & meet people where they are
46:15 Collective thought patterns and the part neuroscience plays in racism
49:34 Willie Lynch letter & the importance of creating counter narratives
55:32 Reimagining the education system
1:03:44 Where do we put the racist monuments? Hint: not in a theme park.
1:12:07 Where does someone even start with re-learning history?
1:13:51 The history of Black History month and how it actually supports & perpetuates segregation
1:18:00 Exploring Indigenous stories & calling out America’s history of genocide
1:10:27 Supporting Jermaine and his work
1:12:37 How Black History Month supports segregation
1:16:53 Request for Indigenous stories
1:20:30 Last question