Professor Rhonda Magee on The Glo Podcast: Racism Inside Us

Episode Summary

Rhonda Magee is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness. Cultivating empathy, facing our history, and using mindfulness practices such as acceptance and accountability are the foundation of Professor Magee’s teachings to understand the racism within all of us.

Episode Notes

Derik Mills and Professor Rhonda Magee discuss systems of white supremacy and white privilege, and how being “colorblind” denies how race plays an active role in our everyday existence. They explore Professor Magee’s “color-insight” approach and the work of other groundbreaking thought leaders in social justice both past and present, including those of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, and Professor Eddie Glaude. This episode weaves together activism, how to be an anti-racist, and mindfulness practices.

LINKS

Rhonda Magee is the author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.

A TEDx talk by Professor Magee.

Derik and Rhonda spoke about feminist Peggy McIntosh. Here are some reference links.  

https://www.wcwonline.org/Active-Researchers/peggy-mcintosh-phd

https://nationalseedproject.org/about-us/white-privilege

Derik mentioned an episode of the podcast Code Switch titled The Fire Still Burning

My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

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