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I've been a Civil Rights Writer for the last 3+ years and I've developed a keen eye for social, political, and cultural issues.

Woke Fu is recorded live on Facebook and hosted by Filipino-American Activist Ranier Maningding.

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I've been a Civil Rights Writer for the last 3+ years and I've developed a keen eye for social, political, and cultural issues.

Woke Fu is recorded live on Facebook and hosted by Filipino-American Activist Ranier Maningding.

Follow me on Facebook and Youtube!
Youtube: www.youtube.com/WokeFuPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WokeFu Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/WokeFu/support

    The Privilege of Watching Someone Rebuild Their Life

    The Privilege of Watching Someone Rebuild Their Life

    Dan Barach is a licensed Social Worker who specializes in Veteran assistance. In 2012, Dan worked at the Cuyahoga Jail in Cleveland, OH for 3.5 years and helped clients connect to the outside world. Dan is also a writer who illuminates the realities of life in jail. You can find his work on Medium under the username @SirKrinkly. Our discussion covers everything from child abuse and trauma, to the emotional thick skin social workers need to develop in order to stay grounded in their jobs.

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    • 41 min
    Social Work Has a Diversity Problem

    Social Work Has a Diversity Problem

    On today's episode of Woke Fu, I spoke with Ashley Jones, a youth behavioral specialist at a Residential Treatment facility, author of "I work with F*****g Monsters," and a long-time member of the LLAG community.

    Our discussion covered everything from the emotional baggage of social work and clients who call in the middle of the night, to the lack of Diversity within the social work industry.

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    • 29 min
    Can You Still Be A Leftist If Your Opinions Change?

    Can You Still Be A Leftist If Your Opinions Change?

    I am and will always consider myself a leftist, but I can't help but notice how rigid some people are when it comes to their definition of leftists. You might share 80% of the same values as another leftist, but does that 20% variance disqualify you from being considered a "valid" lefty?

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    What Were You Like Before Depression?

    What Were You Like Before Depression?

    What does it mean to "figure yourself out"? I've spent the last few years trying to understand my mental health and time and time again, I end up in the past. I know who did what to me, and how it affects me today, but I'm now faced with a bigger question: what do I do with all these answers? A big focus of mine is to figure out who I am when I'm not depressed, and who I was before my trauma.

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    • 17 min
    Why Is Duke University Openly Discriminating Against Chinese-Speaking Students?

    Why Is Duke University Openly Discriminating Against Chinese-Speaking Students?

    A professor at Duke University is in hot water after exposing the rampant racism in one of their graduate programs. Megan Neely, the director of graduate studies for the Duke University’s Master of Biostatistics program, passed around an email discouraging Chinese-speaking students from speaking their native language. The emails revealed a plot within the faculty to deny specific Chinese students from opportunities on the basis of them speaking a foreign language in the break room.

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    • 18 min
    I Majored in Communication Studies Because I Get Bored Easily. That Decision Paid Off (Kinda)

    I Majored in Communication Studies Because I Get Bored Easily. That Decision Paid Off (Kinda)

    Many moons ago, I wanted to become a fashion designer. Unfortunately for me and my mom's account balance, we couldn't afford the tuition cost of $100k for the San Francisco Art Institute. So instead, I went to community college and on a whim, picked Business Administration.

    Then I changed it to Communication Studies and never looked back. But did this decision help me out in the end? Now that I'm five years removed from graduating college, I have a better appreciation for the decision I made in my earlier years because it's definitely paid off -- kinda.

    Here's a quick story about my college life, the classes I took, and the skills I developed and continue to use today.

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