BOLD - A Student Perspective on Protests and Racism
This is the ninth installment of BOLD - A University of St. Thomas Podcast, a series that creates a dialogue and aims to inspire, encourage and aid students—current and prospective— to “Be Your Bold Self.” New episodes are published bi-weekly. If you have an idea for a potential podcast guest or topic, send them to Darnell Miller at email@example.com.
Darnell Miller, sitting in for host, Alex Yemeck, talks to Cebriaya Bell, a junior pre-med psychology major, and Aerial Starks, senior English major,, the acting president and vice president of the Black Student Union, about George Floyd, the protests, racism in America and how we can use education to combat this prejudice.
00:28 - An Introduction to Cebriaya Bell
00:50 - An Introduction to Aerial Starks
01:10- The Emotional Toll of George Floyd’s Death
02:20 - Is There Hope for Change?
05:20 - Understanding the Global Impact of Racism
07:51 - How is the Black Experience of Racism Affected by Class
18:20 - If Racism is Taught, How Do We Unlearn It
21:23 - Resources for Teaching Children about Race
24:05 - What can Institutions Do to Dismantle Racism
27:30 - How are you Praying for Change
28:55 - Keeping up with BSU
During the interview Starks spoke on how we can use education and educational systems to combat racism through:
- Diversifying Literature
- Expanding the narrative of history beyond the typical western narrative by acknowledging the contributions of other cultures and people.
- Hiring professors and lecturers from diverse backgrounds
- The institution of a healing racism course
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- Picnic and Prayer - Juneteenth 6:30 pm
- Medical Racial Bias
- Voting and the Election
- Mentorship Program and Opportunities
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