198 episodes

Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.

Black Like Me Alex Gee

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 219 Ratings

Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.

    Best of Black Like Me: 7 Observations For White People During This Historic Moment

    Best of Black Like Me: 7 Observations For White People During This Historic Moment

    To celebrate the Black Like Me Podcast winning Madison Magazine's Best of Madison podcast 2022, we are highlighting some favorite episodes from past seasons.
    For the first re-release, Dr. Alex Gee shares a series of observations into what he saw during the Summer of 2020 with the state of racism and national upheaval. This was originally recorded soon after the deaths of Breanna Taylor and George Floyd and racially motivated incidents like Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper in Central Park. Don't miss how Dr. Gee can take account of significant moments and bring fresh insight for those who want to pay attention and understand the Black experience.
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    • 43 min
    S7 E155: "What are you doing here?!": The US Legacy Of White Civilians Policing Black People

    S7 E155: "What are you doing here?!": The US Legacy Of White Civilians Policing Black People

    Dr. Alex Gee uses a personal experience to frame a discussion about how the white surveillance of Black people in their community is alive and well. In the process, explores how a white ally takes responsibility for some racism around them, absorbs some of the hurt, and lightens the burden on Dr. Gee's heavy heart. Don't miss this glimpse into Dr. Gee's life as a Black man and his raw reactions.
    Hey, we also just won Madison's Magazine's 2022 poll for Best of Madison! We were voted the Best Local Podcast. Check out the full list.
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    • 53 min
    S7 E154: That’s ‘Dr. Victim’ To You: Dr. Gee Trolls A White Troll

    S7 E154: That’s ‘Dr. Victim’ To You: Dr. Gee Trolls A White Troll

    Dr. Alex Gee reflects on the true nature of being a victim, as he is accused of taking advantage of victimhood. He reflects on what a victim complex looks like and flips the definition on the white troll to consider the insecurities of white supremacy. Dr. Gee points to the excellence and resilience of his family to dispel alarmist victim-shaming. You are going to want to hear this!
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    Find out more about the Justified Anger Black History for a New Day Course and how you can get involved: nehemiah.org/our-work/justified-anger/
     

    • 40 min
    S7 E153: Dining & Ditching On The White Privilege Buffet: 5 Things For White Allies To Consider

    S7 E153: Dining & Ditching On The White Privilege Buffet: 5 Things For White Allies To Consider

    Dr. Gee brings another one of his insightful and raw reflections on a racial justice issue from his own experience and perspective. In the midst of turbulent times that make people protective of their rights, Dr. Gee offers five ways that specifically white allies can stay in the struggle for justice. These five things start with simply acknowledging your privilege and then seeing what you can do most with your position.
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    • 51 min
    S7 E152: Educate To Activate: Two Married University DEI Professionals At Harvard & Wisconsin Offer Real Talk About Diversity And Belonging In College With Drs Sherri & LaVar Charleston

    S7 E152: Educate To Activate: Two Married University DEI Professionals At Harvard & Wisconsin Offer Real Talk About Diversity And Belonging In College With Drs Sherri & LaVar Charleston

    Dr. Alex Gee welcomes LaVar Charleston, PHD and Sherri Charleston to the show for a new series on Black power couples. Their conversation covers the evolution of the Chief Diversity Officer in higher education and understanding that a strategic approach to DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) in institutions is essential. The Charleston's demonstrate how being a couple that are also “thought partners” makes them better at their jobs.
    LaVar J. Charleston, Ph.D., is the deputy vice chancellor for diversity & inclusion at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In this role he serves as the chief diversity officer for the university as well as the Elzie Higginbottom vice provost and director of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA).
    Sherri Ann Charleston serves as the first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) at Harvard University. She is one of the nation’s leading experts in diversity and higher education, and assumed her role in August 2020.
    Dr. Charleston is a historian trained in U.S. history with a focus on race, women, gender, citizenship, and the law, and an attorney with a specialization in constitutional and employment law. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Affirmative Action Officer at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison. She was responsible for evaluating progress toward the goals of a campus-wide strategic diversity plan. During her leadership, she also oversaw the Office of Employee Disability Resources and undergraduate scholarship programs focused on recruiting and retaining students from historically underrepresented communities.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S7 E151: "Their own little utopia": Edith Hillard Traces Back 200+ Years Of Her Black Family's Roots In Baraboo, WI.

    S7 E151: "Their own little utopia": Edith Hillard Traces Back 200+ Years Of Her Black Family's Roots In Baraboo, WI.

    Dr. Gee has a conversation with Edith Hilliard, a Black elder in Madison. Hilliard's family is one of the longest living Black families in Wisconsin and Madison. Her stories and family anecdotes reveal a rich history of Black culture and heritage in a predominately white state. Edith Hilliard reveals differences in racial dynamics between now and her childhood.
    Oral History Interview with Edith Hilliard
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

Captainfeather ,

Listen and learn!

This podcast is a great resource for everyone, but especially for white would-be allies. Dr Gee’s honesty is brought with such generosity of spirit that if you are willing to drop your defenses and just listen, you can learn! The example in the last episode of white people stopping traffic to help a family of ducks cross the road was both absolutely hilarious and really insightful. Stop making excuses! Do the work.

FiddamentRN ,

All colors are the same human species

Most episodes are serious with much needed information for us protected/sheltered whites, but I just listened to episode 13, a lighter side of black life episode. It was absolutely delightful to learn even more ways Black people are just as loving, joking, grieving and worrying people as white people! So many shared memories of growing up. Thank you Dr. Gee and others

Trieditb4 ,

Enjoyable show

Thanks for a great show. Very informative and enlightening. Angela Robinson is a great actor and native Floridian.

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