In this episode I sat down with my friend Cynthia Mousseau to talk about terms to do with racism to help me to learn how to be a better ally to people of color.   After the George Floyd death, the black community asked us to pause, listen and learn.   And that is where this comes from .  A white woman, learning from another white woman who has done the work to learn more about how our system doesn’t always work for people of color.  This is our part to spread more knowledge about the topics and what we can do to help a community that is hurting, and has been hurting for a long time.

About Cynthia
Cynthia Mousseau is a 37 year-old lawyer, currently working for the New England Innocence Project. Prior to joining NEIP, she was a public defender for almost 10 years in both NH and Massachusetts. Cynthia‘s experience with the criminal legal system pushed her to learn about systemic racism and white supremacy. She’s a self-described “perpetual student” and is committed to learning as much as possible about dismantling systems of oppression. Cynthia is passionate about anti-racism work.

 

Terms discussed
  • Racism
  • Anti-racism
  • White Privilege
  • White Supremacy
  • Colonialism
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Allyship
  • Tokenism

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Books
  • The New Jim Crow-Michele Alexander
  • Between the World and Me-Ta Nehisi Coates
  • White Like Me-Tim Wise
  • How to Be and Anti-Racist-Ibram X Kendi
  • Sister Outsider-Audre Lorde
  • Assata: An Autobiography-Assata Shakur

 

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