I am SUPER pumped about a new venture I am embarking on with a couple of good friends of mine. Alex Venegas, Teyhou Smyth and I will discuss current events, politics and compelling social issues through the prism of our ethnic backgrounds on our newly developed podcast entitled “Ethnically Correct”.
At a time when racial and social issues are at an all time high, we wanted to create an environment where we can discuss these topics openly without trepidation. Our tag line “Be Brave Enough to Start a Conversation that Matters”, challenges us to have honest conversations about our own experiences and in turn we hope to inspire others to have the same dialogue within their own communities.
It is evident that people are not having these discussions as productively as they could be. Whether it is fear of being labeled racist or feeling frustrated and unheard, we feel that these types of conversations are not happening in a worthwhile way and we’d like to change that. In doing so we hope to discuss the way in which we experience the world from our African-American, Mexican American & Persian backgrounds.
We want to explore the way we interact with one another, ask the silly questions we may feel uncomfortable asking, and open up about our personal experiences. No we don’t pretend to speak for everyone in our race( in fact when we’re totally off base in our perception we invite you to let us know) but we do bring our own special perspective and we hope that through these conversations we open your minds to a new way of perceiving those that are different from you and the people in your own social circles.
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So tell me, will you be tuning in?