Identity Development
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
9M ago
Code switching, masking, and the psychological affects of racism all have one thing in common - they’re the response to what we’ve been told about how we should be. There’s often a focus on building resilience in communities of color but the emphasis should stress teaching people in dominant groups (white, heterosexual, cisgender, male, etc) to be anti-racist, more gender expansive, address their biases, become more self aware and so on. Join us as we recap our most recent series of episodes on identity development, share key takeaways, explore code switching one more time, and how our own ide ..read more
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The Inside Story of Transracial Adoption
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
9M ago
Today we're joined by Isaac Etter - an activist, social entrepreneur and a transracial adoptee from the age of two. He is the founder of Identity, a startup focused on providing accessible, diverse, and ethical adoption and foster care education. And he formerly worked in adoption through his consulting firm Etter Consulting where he lead trainings for families and adoption agencies on transracial adoption.  In this episode, we discuss the personal adoption perspectives of Isaac and our own co-host Miranda, the affects adoption plays on racial identity development, and the need for paren ..read more
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The “Acting White Accusation”: Racial Code Switching and Cultural Invalidation
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
10M ago
Today we examine the dynamics of cultural invalidation, racial discrimination, and racial code-switching with Dr. Myles Durkee - Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.   His work has looked at the above to determine how these experiences influence important psychosocial outcomes like mental health, identity development, & academic achievement.  Broadly, his research examines how people of color navigate racial contexts, change their racial behavior to fit in certain contexts, and internalize messages about their cultural authenticity ..read more
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Racial and Ethnic Identity Development Part II
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
10M ago
Join us as we discuss the Black American woman's racial identity development.  From intersectionality and the experience of double consciousness to the impacts of racial stress on psychological well-being, these all inform who Black women THINK they should be.  Dr. Amina Simmons shares her research and advocates for interventions such as therapy and sister circles that recognize and address trauma and resilience.  Because Black women are tired of being superheroes; its time for unearning internalized racism and oppression. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theunpackedp ..read more
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Racial and Ethnic Identity Development Part I
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
10M ago
David Wellman defines racism as a "system of advantage based on race" and Judith Katz states that prejudice is a "preconceived judgment or opinion, often based on limited information" Here in the US, the system of advantage continues to operate to benefit whites as a group. Essentially it's why racism was created in the first place - to benefit white people. It's more than challenging to grow up as a POC in a world of whiteness. One begins to wonder - do I belong here? Why am I different?  Today we discuss the 5 stages of racial identity development, subordinate and dominant groups, and t ..read more
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Racial and Ethnic Identity Development
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
11M ago
David Wellman defines racism as a "system of advantage based on race" and Judith Katz states that prejudice is a "preconceived judgment or opinion, often based on limited information" Here in the US, the system of advantage continues to operate to benefit whites as a group. Essentially it's why racism was created in the first place - to benefit white people. It's more than challenging to grow up as a POC in a world of whiteness. One begins to wonder - do I belong here? Why am I different?  Today we discuss the 5 stages of racial identity development, subordinate and dominant groups, and t ..read more
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Black Women Radicals
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
11M ago
Today we’re joined by Dr. Jaimee Swift, Founder, Creator and Executive Director of Black Women Radicals, an organization working to dedicated to uplifting and centering Black women and gender expansive people's radical activism in Africa and in the African Diaspora. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theunpackedproject/support ..read more
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The Hidden Genius Project
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
1y ago
Today we're joined by Akeem Brown, Programs Director for The Hidden Genius Project, a non profit based out of Oakland, California, that aims to empower young Black males through innovation and holistic care. "We just saw the need to empower our young folks to know and have the confidence and the skill set to build solutions. We want them to be producers, we want them not to be consumers." -Akeem Brown Listen in as we discuss the importance of collective support (ubuntu), asset based programming, and how you can support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theunpackedproject/support ..read more
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Racialized Masculinity
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
1y ago
Today we are joined by Martin Henson, community organizer and activist, speaker, and executive director of BMEN, an inclusive organization bringing Black men together to talk about and work through issues that often aren’t discussed openly. From the narratives that are continuously portrayed, the ability to be vulnerable within the context of Black masculinity is nearly impossible within a world that values whiteness.  "I think Black men exist a lot of times as objects in relation to. [...] When we're seen as being vulnerable - you can be vulnerable in relation to your child, to your fami ..read more
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Coming Together To Create Impact
The Unpacked Projectt: A Social Justice Podcast!
by The Unpacked Project
1y ago
"If [you] value a society where it's multicultural and rich in diversity, then this is the work we need to do so that people can feel safe and thrive." Noelle While 'this work' refers to the multitude of things we need to be doing to move towards an anti-racist world, Noelle is specifically noting the need for race based caucus groups, i.e. doing anti-racism work in separate race based groups because each group's needs are different.  With an ultimate goal of returning back to the larger group for forward collective action, caucus work supports safe Black spaces and the need for white ide ..read more
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