41 min

Jay Connor Is The Only Black Man In The Writers Room Episode 3 The Only One In The Room

    • Personal Journals

What would it feel like to finally land a dream job and then find out that day after day, you are the only voice representing the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of people of color? A job where you are the only black or brown face in a sea of white?
During Jay Connor's screenwriting career, it was considered a great opportunity to be offered a seat at the proverbial table. But soon Jay began to wonder...what if there were another table, one where people of color wouldn't have to sit alone? Leaving the only question worth posing; what do I do now? Is it my responsibility to create a more inclusive table? And if not mine, then whose? 
More from Jay Connor:

Check out his podcast The Extraordinary Negroes on iTunes or wherever you like to get your podcasts

Browse his writings at The Root


Shout-outs from this episode:

#goodmuslimbadmuslim, listen to their podcast on iTunes or wherever you like to get your podcasts

#whitenonsenseroundup Facebook Page & Twitter Page


Finding Jay Connor:
Websites: www.theextraordinarynegroes.com & www.jay-connor.com
Twitter & Instagram: @deathtoadverbs
If you’d like to ask a question and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com 
Don’t miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host & producer Scott (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately following each episode.
Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. 
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they’re “the only one” be sure to share this episode with them and we love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes. While you’re there don’t forget to rate us!
 
 
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What would it feel like to finally land a dream job and then find out that day after day, you are the only voice representing the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of people of color? A job where you are the only black or brown face in a sea of white?
During Jay Connor's screenwriting career, it was considered a great opportunity to be offered a seat at the proverbial table. But soon Jay began to wonder...what if there were another table, one where people of color wouldn't have to sit alone? Leaving the only question worth posing; what do I do now? Is it my responsibility to create a more inclusive table? And if not mine, then whose? 
More from Jay Connor:

Check out his podcast The Extraordinary Negroes on iTunes or wherever you like to get your podcasts

Browse his writings at The Root


Shout-outs from this episode:

#goodmuslimbadmuslim, listen to their podcast on iTunes or wherever you like to get your podcasts

#whitenonsenseroundup Facebook Page & Twitter Page


Finding Jay Connor:
Websites: www.theextraordinarynegroes.com & www.jay-connor.com
Twitter & Instagram: @deathtoadverbs
If you’d like to ask a question and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com 
Don’t miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host & producer Scott (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately following each episode.
Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. 
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they’re “the only one” be sure to share this episode with them and we love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes. While you’re there don’t forget to rate us!
 
 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41 min