Episode #86: Recast: Can You See Me Now w/ Marci French
This is a recast of a previously recorded episode. Marci French, our very first guest on Episode 02, “Searching For Identity,” joins Mandi Benecke and Naomi Marquez again to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion. We discuss many current event topics including the recent insurrection/attack on the capital, the arrest and release of Kyle Rittenhouse, and the multitude of murders including Tamir Rice, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Elijah McClaine. This is an open, honest, and vulnerable conversation about white privilege, police brutality, racial inequality, implicit bias, anti-racism, and what white people can do to make real change.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson defined systemic racism, also called structural racism or institutional racism, as “systems and structures that have procedures or processes that disadvantage African Americans.” Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward and publisher of Colorlines, defined it as, “The complex interaction of culture, policy, and institutions that holds in place the outcomes we see in our lives.”
Can you see that racism actually exists?
Can you see that you can get involved with organizations that are fighting racism?
Can you see that you can elect leaders and policymakers who won’t reinforce or support structurally racist policies?
Mandi and Naomi are two friends in their mid-forties living in the Denver, CO metro area. They formed Beyond Picket Fences to welcome all women from all areas and backgrounds to come together to share their stories. Welcome to our community!