Clint Smith warns us of the danger of silence on episode 141 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Quotes from the episode
I was failing to speak up on behalf of issues that didn’t directly affect me, and that caused me a deep amount of shame.
What does it look like to be more proactive in being the sort of person that I’m asking my students to be?
What is the role and responsibility of someone given access to a platform of potential power and influence?
There’s a difference between a sort of silence of complicity and a silence of listening. I think it’s important that we differentiate and disentangle the two.
We need to think about the ways in which our identities shape whether or not we should be speaking or listening.
The act of empathy and the act of listening … is going to be more important now than ever.
I believe deeply in the fact that I am a partner in my students’ academic journey.
- TED Talk – How to Raise a Black Son in America
- This Viral Trump Syllabus Will Help You Understand How the Mess Was Made
- Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data
- TED Talk: The Danger of Silence
- Glynn Washington (from the Snap Judgment podcast) shared about contextualizing people’s stories when he spoke at the Podcast Movement conference.
- Kimberlé Crenshaw: The urgency of intersectionality
The Four Principles:
- read critically
- write consciously
- speak clearly
- tell your truth
- A Different Mirror* by Ronald Takaki (Similar to Howard Zen’s A People’s History of the United States*)
- When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History Of Racial Inequality In Twentieth Century America* by Ira Katznelson
- American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass* by Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton
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