Reclaiming Our Way promoting the well-being of African American children & families

6Jul/140

How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist: A 3-Minute Primer

Jay Smooth's primary message...

  • Be smart and disciplined.
  • Focus on the message and/or action.
  • Don't get tripped up in claiming to know someone's intentions.
  • When others change it to a question of someone's heart and intention, bring them back to what was actually said and/or done.
  • The goal is accountability for one's message and/or actions, and seeing the racist (psycho-)pathology end.

30Apr/140

Jay Smooth’s Critique: Three Things About the Donald Sterling Tape

I just saw this brief video yesterday, in which social commentator Jay Smooth eloquently highlights the fact that many of us get so captivated by the wildly racist and ignorant comments people make, with relatively little interest in the racist policies and practices people enact.