My guest today is Greg Goods, a senior at the University of Houston who will be graduating this May with a broadcast journalism degree. Our conversation was so eclectic and informative. The topics range from the impact of hurricanes on neighborhood culture, to politics invading sports (think Colin Kapernick), and how colorism is hurting the Black community.
I was really surprised and impressed with Greg's view on politics in sports. He completely and reasonably sees both sides. I appreciate and learned from his balanced perspective on this issue. He taught me to be non-dualistic even in this. And he brought that same mentality to his insight on how black and white athletes are stereotyped. I'm so glad he brought that up. I know I have been guilty of thinking one athlete is just naturally talented while thinking another must have to work extra hard. This is an area I need to learn to reframe my thinking because my thinking is wrong, racist, and over-generalized. Thank you, Greg, for bringing this to my attention.
immune from acting like a racist, hurting others because of their faulty assumptions regarding colorism, or showing descrimination towards others. We are all in the process of learning and growing and we all have the tendency to try to preserve our own self interests over the benefit of others despite our ethnicity, religion, race, socio-economic standing, or our sexual preferences..
What is Gramercy?
Stories from those who live and work on the margins of society.