#30DayEducationChallenge Day 23: Cross-Racial Relationships

Monday, July 13, 2020

Today we're exploring cross-racial relationships. People who share experiences with people from different backgrounds are less likely to hold biases, diverse teams in the workplace are smarter and more productive, kids in diverse classrooms are more likely to understand racism, and people who share experiences with people different from them have higher levels of empathy for groups outside of their race. So why is the average white person's friend group 91% white?

Today we're listening to an episode of Code Switch, "Ask Code Switch: What About Your Friends?",
that looks into this exact question as they "help listeners understand how race and and its evil play cousin, racism, affect our friendships."

This is a 45 minute listen.

NPR Website

Reflection Questions (journal, discuss with your group, join the conversation on Instagram)

  1. What is something new you learned?
  2. What is something that surprised you?
  3. What is a takeaway, or something you can take action on based on this? 
  4. How did you feel listening to this episode? 

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