How to be Anti-racist with Dr. Bryan Hotchkins, plus a preview of his book, “My Black is Exhausted. Forever in Pursuit of a Racist-free World Where Hashtags Don’t Exist”
We spent the evening with our guest Dr. Bryan Hotchkins to talk about his work in teaching how to be an anti-racist every day with How to Reverse Racism Training and his podcast, Facade Podcast. Plus, we got a preview of his book "My Black is Exhausted. Forever in Pursuit of a Racist-free World Where Hashtags Don’t Exist", set to release this summer.
Dr. Hotchkins's book can be preordered by going to the website mbiebook.com.
More about Dr. Hotchkins's from his bio:
Dr. Bryan K. Hotchkins is one of the rising intellectual voices in the nation on the subject of navigating cultural indifference, identity-based exclusion, and anti-racist activism. Having struggled to manage his own racialized path as a first-generation college-going student, Dr. Hotchkins shares not only his personal story but also his research about how Black, Indigenous, and people of color achieve holistic success while negotiating racial, sexual orientation, and gender identities to earn degree attainment. Although he primarily teaches clients how to create transformational organizational change through his “How to Reverse Racism Training,” he also educates K-12 teachers, administrators, faculty, and parents about how to navigate hostile spaces, places, and times. The juxtaposition of George Floyd being killed (2020) and the Capitol insurrection (2021) served as the catalyst for his writing “My Black is Exhausted. Forever in Pursuit of a Racist-free World Where Hashtags Don’t Exist” book, which drops summer of 2021. “Constantly contemplating my mortality is exhausting and even though one should always keep their head on a swivel, having to do so due to being Black allows for no place of rest,” said Bryan. His book, which archives the usage of social media to promote Black excellence, mourning, voice, and protest, creates an opportunity for uninhibited discussions about cultural preservation in the midst of civil unrest.
Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included:
Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
Community Co-Host: Nick Burns
Executive Producer: Lara Jones