45 min

Danshaun Wells | Dead Black Boys The Black Moon Podcast

    • Society & Culture

The third episode of the Black Moon Podcast honors the life of Danshaun Wells.  Danshaun Wells was the second oldest of six kids. He was enterprising, sweet, and wise beyond his years. By the time he was 11 years old, Danshaun was running a full service lawn maintenance business and hiring out the houseless people living in his neighborhood. His mom Dee said that Danshaun was her own personal geek squad, a walking dictionary, a boss in his own right, and he really loved his family and they really loved him. At the time of his death, Danshaun was 14 years old and soon to be a high school sophomore.

Topics touched on in include: Compassion, Black Pain, Empathy, Race, Racism, Re-traumatization After Tragedy, Media Ethics, Consent, and Police Mediocrity/Neglect.

Referenced in this episode:
“Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Give A Damn About Haiti” by Terrence Chappell: https://www.ebony.com/news/haiti-empathy-racism/“I Don’t Feel Your Pain: A failure of empathy perpetuates racial disparities” by Jason Silverstein: https://slate.com/technology/2013/06/racial-empathy-gap-people-dont-perceive-pain-in-other-races.html“Racism and the Empathy for Pain on Our Skin": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108582“Racial Bias in Perceptions of Others’ Pain”: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0048546“The Racial Empathy Gap: No Sympathy For The Black Working Class” by Marcus H. Johnson: https://medium.com/indian-thoughts/the-racial-empathy-gap-no-sympathy-for-the-black-working-class-1f8cea33b4b1Original music by: Siddy Beats

The third episode of the Black Moon Podcast honors the life of Danshaun Wells.  Danshaun Wells was the second oldest of six kids. He was enterprising, sweet, and wise beyond his years. By the time he was 11 years old, Danshaun was running a full service lawn maintenance business and hiring out the houseless people living in his neighborhood. His mom Dee said that Danshaun was her own personal geek squad, a walking dictionary, a boss in his own right, and he really loved his family and they really loved him. At the time of his death, Danshaun was 14 years old and soon to be a high school sophomore.

Topics touched on in include: Compassion, Black Pain, Empathy, Race, Racism, Re-traumatization After Tragedy, Media Ethics, Consent, and Police Mediocrity/Neglect.

Referenced in this episode:
“Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Give A Damn About Haiti” by Terrence Chappell: https://www.ebony.com/news/haiti-empathy-racism/“I Don’t Feel Your Pain: A failure of empathy perpetuates racial disparities” by Jason Silverstein: https://slate.com/technology/2013/06/racial-empathy-gap-people-dont-perceive-pain-in-other-races.html“Racism and the Empathy for Pain on Our Skin": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108582“Racial Bias in Perceptions of Others’ Pain”: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0048546“The Racial Empathy Gap: No Sympathy For The Black Working Class” by Marcus H. Johnson: https://medium.com/indian-thoughts/the-racial-empathy-gap-no-sympathy-for-the-black-working-class-1f8cea33b4b1Original music by: Siddy Beats

45 min

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