Upside Down Podcast

Season 6 | Episode 97: Persistence in Truth Telling with Jemar Tisby

January 11, 2022 Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, Patricia Taylor, Alissa Molina Season 6 Episode 97
Upside Down Podcast
Season 6 | Episode 97: Persistence in Truth Telling with Jemar Tisby
Show Notes

How do we talk with young people about fighting racism when we’re struggling with it ourselves? Co-hosts Patricia Taylor, Lindsy Wallace, and Kayla Craig talk with Dr. Jemar Tisby—the founder of The Witness, Inc., cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast, and a New York Times bestselling author—about the need to normalize having conversations about racial justice with the young people in our lives.

In this episode, we:

  • Discuss how Dr. Tisby’s new book, How to Fight Racism Young Reader’s Edition: A Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice, came about
  • Talk about how you keep going in the pursuit of racial justice when attacks and accusations are thrown your way
  • Remember the example of others who persisted before us, like Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Point out that Christianity can inspire movements toward equity and justice, despite being used to justify the opposite
  • Talk about the importance of digging in with our families when it comes to racial justice and not letting headlines disciple our youth
  • Emphasize the need to continue educating ourselves about racism to interrupt generational ignorance
  • Ask how we can encourage youth to persist when they see grownups behaving badly

Join us for this inspiring discussion about fighting racism by raising up the next generation of justice seekers. We invite you to share your thoughts with us on Instagram and in our Facebook group! 

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