Ep. 1 Resources – Transracial Adoption: How Can I Teach A Heritage That Is Not My Own?

Below are resources discussed in the episode.

*H.U.E Podcast does not necessarily endorse the views of the resources below

Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop

*The APA Journal reference in this interview is incorrect, the article is located in the magazine Psychology Today*

Psychology Today,” Are Kids Racist?”, Kristina R. Olson, Ph.D., April 2013

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Ep. 1 Transracial Adoption: How Can I Teach a Heritage That is Not My Own? – Brittany Salmon

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This is the first guest interview in the series: What Do We Tell The Children? How To Talk To A Child About Race and Identity.

In this episode, Brittany Salmon speaks to the dynamics of bridging the gap between a child’s adoptive family of origin and the heritage(s) they are gifted with. While providing a clear, three-part framework to support caregivers, she also emphasizes the significance of caregivers identifying and decentering their own cultural heritage toward the goal of a multicultural home. Brittany’s mix of candid advice and heartfelt encouragement inspires caregivers to confidently continue the humble pursuit of “better”.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

The next episode with Rev. Darrell Gillespie will be released on Wednesday, December 23rd.

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What Do We Tell the Children?: How to Talk to a Child About Race and Identity Introduction Episode – Lyrical Lesson

The arrival of Maverick City music on the worship scene has been a beautiful mash-up of my old school church music memories, modern musical styles, and holistic faith that looks at the Truth while also engaging reality. In a recent post about this song I stated, “This is why I speak to racism in the church without belittling, dismissing, or condemning her. This is why the church can be confronted and called out on the sin of racism without collapsing under the weight of the change repentance requires.”

 

Remember – Maverick City Music

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What Do We Tell the Children?: How to Talk to a Child About Race and Identity Introduction Episode – Resources

Below are resources discussed in the podcast episode.

*H.U.E Podcast does not necessarily endorse the views of the resources below

Divided by Faith – Emerson and Smith

How To Be An Antiracist – Kendi

The below definitions are provided to the listener as a common ground on which to discuss concepts. Guests are not required to adhere to these definitions and may challenge/provide their own in the interview.

  1. Ethnicity: An individual’s national origin(s), heritage, and singular or multiple cultural identity 
  2. Culture: The characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time (Merriam Webster)
  3. Social Construct: An idea that has been created and accepted by the people in a society (Merriam Webster)
  4. Race: A social construct where we attach social significance and meaning to certain physical characteristics (i.e. skin color). (Emerson and Smith, Divided by Faith
    1. Note: the H.U.E Podcast recognizes there is only one biological race
  5. Racialized society: a society wherein race matters profoundly for differences in life experiences, life opportunities, and social relationships and a society that rewards or punishes along racial lines  (Emerson and Smith, Divided by Faith
  6. BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, People of Color; this acronym highlights the racialized caste system or hierarchy specifically in the U.S.
  7. Discrimination: Action based on prejudice. Everyone discriminates. (Diangelo, White Fragility)
  8. Racism :Racism is a marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produces and normalizes racial inequities (Kendi, How to be an Antiracist)
  9. Antiracist: One who is supporting an antiracist policy through their actions or expressing an antiracist idea. (Kendi, How to be an Antiracist)
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What Do We Tell the Children?: How To Talk to a Child About Race and Identity – Introduction Episode

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

This is the introduction episode to the series: What Do We Tell the Children?: How to Talk to a Child About Race and Identity

As your hosts (Ebony and Bibi), in this episode we introduce ourselves, speak on the highlights that stood out to us in the series, and share quotes that bring us hope when we are weary or discouraged.

We believe the experience, insight, and wisdom of the series’ guests will equip you with principles and practical advice on teaching race, identity, and antiracism to children.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

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Bonus Content Lyrical Lesson – How to Have Constructive Conversations Across Differences

I recently learned about the music artist Terrian, but the simple, clean sound of her style and the passionate, powerful delivery of her vocals have made her a quick favorite. The video for her song, Let Love Lead, complements Dr. Rivera’s message so well because it illustrates the entanglement the entire Church is in due to sin such as racism and sexism. Though all of the nuances, complexities, and holistic impact of shalom healing can not be captured in a video, the imagery clearly shows the effect of freedom as we choose to “reset” our churches to model the biblical standard of “vertical and horizontal” righteousness.

Terrian – Let Love Lead – https://www.iamterrian.com/

 

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Bonus Content – How to Have Constructive Conversations Across Differences – Dr. Ruben Rivera

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

The bonus content in this episode is from our podcast series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

In this episode, Dr. Ruben Rivera shares core principles that are necessary for  effective conversations on controversial topics. Drawing upon examples from his twenty-plus years of experience in intergroup dialogue, Dr. Rivera illustrates how it is possible to challenge and disagree with others constructively through a posture of curiosity and humility.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to listen to the complete series and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

 

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Ep. 3 Remarkable Christianity? – Dr. Ruben Rivera

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This is the third guest interview in the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

In this episode, Dr. Ruben Rivera pursues a core question of the Church: how to take Christ the One Way into the cultural many? He stresses the necessity of Christ as always being culturally relevant but never culturally captive. Dr. Ruben calls us to a transformative faith that does not follow Christ while believing dehumanizing views of our personal “Samaritans” (“the other”).

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

This is the final episode of the series.

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Ep. 3 Resources – Remarkable Christianity?

Below are resources discussed in the episode.

*H.U.E Podcast does not necessarily endorse the views of the resources below

 How to Be An Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi 

Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States – Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -The Danger of A Single Story, TED Talk

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Ep. 3 Lyrical Lesson – Remarkable Christianity?

The song “Brother” by The Brilliance provides a melody to the message Dr. Ruben Rivera stresses. When we see “the other”, the Samaritan we don’t agree with, as our brother (daughter, father, etc.), then we no longer disregard their humanity in the midst of our disagreements. This is the remarkable Christianity that Christ models and the Church, if we so choose, is empowered to share.

This video was created by NSPIRE Outreach, I own no rights.

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