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Whiskey & Work Podcast

Jun 10, 2020

Answers To Racism Questions: Protests, Riots & Who's Lives Matter Featuring Keenya Kelly

Let's talk about some crazy times, shall we? Today's podcast episode is so important. Keenya Kelly comes on the show to answer some of the toughest questions about race, rioting, and so much more.

To be honest, I was a little hesitant and scared to jump on this podcast because this is a really tricky conversation. The last few weeks have been so eye opening for me on the things I don't know when it comes to racism. But I promise to be honest about what I am learning every single day and the stories I am hearing. I still have so far to go and so much to learn, which is why I am so grateful for Keenya.

Keenya is amazing. She is hysterical, kind, transparent, and honest. She has so graciously offered herself to be a bridge between White people and Black people, talking about racism, and the ways that we can move forward and navigate these tricky waters. Before I go into anything else… WARNING: It’s gonna be messy… but it’s also going to be real. 

Here’s what you’ll find out today… 

  • When you address your Black friends… do you call them Black or African American? 
  • Keenya’s thoughts on who is rioting vs who is protesting… and are they the same people?
  • What does it mean being an ally, and how can you start being one? 
  • The difference between AllLivesMatter vs. BlackLivesMatter
  • What exactly is “white centering”.
  • What it was like for Keenya to go to a friend's “redneck” party. 
  • How Kelsey is handling the new world of racism in her family. 
  • Keenya & Kelsey’s opinion on police brutality.  
  • A few really GOOD things that we see coming out of this
  • And also, a few really actionable things that we can take part in, to make a difference.


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