Lori L. Tharps – journalist, educator and author.
Lori L. Tharps writes to inform people about undoing racism and celebrating diversity. In this interview she discusses ways we can combat racism in our everyday lives. In addition to these recommendations, she also mentions some examples of how we can get caught up in our own filter bubbles and how we can increase the diversity within the content we view online
It’s essential that parents not only have discussions about racism with their kids, but that they also educate themselves about it. In this podcast episode, Lori L. Tharps talks about ways parents can do just that. She also addresses ways we can increase diversity within our communities, while sharing the responsibility of combating racism within organizations.
Some of the topics covered in this episode are:
– The reasons why white people need to focus on becoming partners of Black people, rather than their allies, in the fight against racism
– How she became passionate about undoing racism and making it her life’s work
– How parents can effectively educate their kids about racism
– The difference between cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation and what we need to be aware of
– Some simple ways we can contribute to the fight against racism
So if you want to learn more ways to contribute to the fight against racism while also teaching your kids about it, Lori offers some really helpful insights.
Lori L. Tharps is a journalist, educator and award-winning author. Her most recent book is titled, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families. The mother of three, Lori is also the host of the podcast and blog, My American Meltingpot. You can check out more of her work on https://myamericanmeltingpot.com/