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Episode 27

Published on:

6th Aug 2020

Racially Profiling You with Your Name

Listen as two members of my tribe, Jo-Ann Taveras and Amber Conage talk about how their

names have been perceived, the comments people have made and what happened when the

person expected for the interview or loan meeting, didn't match the name on paper.

Do you think companies, banks and businesses use names as a way to racially profile applicants?

When we allow this to influence something as simple as what we name our children, are

we allowing them some control? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Email me at kdt@inmyshoestoday.com

You can also click on the link below, it gives a great breakdown of systemic racism, including what

we are talking about today.


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In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson