014- Dissecting Identity and Antiracism 101 with Anthony Bush

014- Anthony Bush is the Director of Diversity and inclusion at Thomas’ high school alma mater. Thomas asks Anthony about his path to education, how he was able to develop into leadership at a young age, and how he created a framework for building cultural competency at an all male high school. The conversation leads to a wider examination of the status quo in America and what individuals can do to participate in a solution.

1:00 – Anthony’s professional background
4:00 – Anthony’s start in education
6:15 – Finding courage to back yourself professionally
11:00 – How to start building out D&I programming in a school setting
17:30 – Antiracism 101 
21:30 – Public education in the United States: white flight, redlining and modern gentrification
29:30 – White people’s inability to discuss race 
32:30 – What’s the deal with critical race theory? 
42:45 – 3 Things Game 

Item’s References: 

So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
The Sum of Us – Heather McGhee
Stamped – Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
How to be an Anti Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
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