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The Truth about the Word ‘Woke’ #ep16 Joy Colour Impact & Dogs

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Today in this very important ‘Dealing with Whiteness’ episode with Dr. Lynne Maureen-Hurdle and Justin Hurdle-Price  - we’re diving into a really touchy topic.



We’re discussing the word: Woke.



As we explore where this word comes from, how it’s being [inappropriately] used and the impact on society, in particular, the black community - and our guests personally.



Now if you’re like me I was when I first got introduced to the topic in today’s episode, you might feel surprised. But the fact is, the way this word is used today is SO far from where it originated, that it’s become deeply offensive. You’ll hear how and why Justin considers it a slur - and urges white people to stop saying it. Like Now.



In this episode we will:


Discover where the word ‘Woke’ came from and its original definition… which you might not expect.
Understand why feelings of anger, frustration and disgust are associated with the misappropriation of the word ‘Woke’.
Explore a powerful and recent example from US women’s basketball (and politics) where black culture being misunderstood plus white fragility played out in International media
Focus on the most important thing white people can do to show their care and allyship
Plus we’ll talk about what white people can do to actually be ‘down’ with the black community (hint: it does not include calling yourself  ‘woke’!

WANT TO GO A STEP FURTHER?

Dr. Lynne and Justin Nai'im have created a free resource for you called The Five Mistakes White People Make When It Comes To Anti-Racism and you can access it here... https://theconflictcloser.com/5mistakes

*** We all have work to do when it comes to dismantling racism, but it is not all the same work. As White people, we must learn about it and work with BIPOC to disrupt it and create a better society.**





Wanna know more about the great work Dr.Lynne and Justin are doing to hold space for courageous conversations like this one?



Find them here:

Web: https://theconflictcloser.com/matter-of-race

Insta: @conflictcloser

Today in this very important ‘Dealing with Whiteness’ episode with Dr. Lynne Maureen-Hurdle and Justin Hurdle-Price  - we’re diving into a really touchy topic.



We’re discussing the word: Woke.



As we explore where this word comes from, how it’s being [inappropriately] used and the impact on society, in particular, the black community - and our guests personally.



Now if you’re like me I was when I first got introduced to the topic in today’s episode, you might feel surprised. But the fact is, the way this word is used today is SO far from where it originated, that it’s become deeply offensive. You’ll hear how and why Justin considers it a slur - and urges white people to stop saying it. Like Now.



In this episode we will:


Discover where the word ‘Woke’ came from and its original definition… which you might not expect.
Understand why feelings of anger, frustration and disgust are associated with the misappropriation of the word ‘Woke’.
Explore a powerful and recent example from US women’s basketball (and politics) where black culture being misunderstood plus white fragility played out in International media
Focus on the most important thing white people can do to show their care and allyship
Plus we’ll talk about what white people can do to actually be ‘down’ with the black community (hint: it does not include calling yourself  ‘woke’!

WANT TO GO A STEP FURTHER?

Dr. Lynne and Justin Nai'im have created a free resource for you called The Five Mistakes White People Make When It Comes To Anti-Racism and you can access it here... https://theconflictcloser.com/5mistakes

*** We all have work to do when it comes to dismantling racism, but it is not all the same work. As White people, we must learn about it and work with BIPOC to disrupt it and create a better society.**





Wanna know more about the great work Dr.Lynne and Justin are doing to hold space for courageous conversations like this one?



Find them here:

Web: https://theconflictcloser.com/matter-of-race

Insta: @conflictcloser

1 hr 4 min