Royal Racism: Khalilah L. Brown-Dean

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It’s Women’s History Month! To celebrate, What’s In It For Us Podcast is proud to feature all-women guest hosts for the entire month of March! Joining Dr. Christina Greer this week is Award-Winning Scholar, Accomplished Author, and Visionary Community Leader Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean.

The controversy and conversation around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah are taking over every media headline from the U.S to Great Britain. Tune in as Dr. Greer and Khalilah unpack the history of racism in the Royal Family and how colorism contributed to Meghan Markle’s unfair treatment in the kingdom.

The Derek Chauvin Trial is approaching but why is the media describing it as the George Floyd Trial? Chauvin is the officer who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 45 seconds while being recorded by distraught Minneapolis citizens. The city of Minneapolis has been fortified and the national guard is on standby, but why weren’t all these precautions in place before the insurrection on January 6th? Another topic to be tackled with urgency within the black community? Jury duty. It is important that black people are being fairly represented in the judicial system.

This past Sunday marks the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” where more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7, 1965 to demand the right to vote and cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. They were met by dozens of state troopers and many were severely beaten. This will be the first time ever that this day will be remembered without the late Civil Rights leader John Lewis.

With so much going on, we have to stop and take a moment to ask ‘What’s In It For Us?’

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