What if you were compelled to be a chameleon to succeed?
– An analysis about how racism impacts who we are in various situations.
– Empathy and compassion are necessary to truly guide a change in a company’s culture.
Who are we? How do our stories shift depending on our audience? Here’s the teaser for this great podcast by Sarah Elkins with Jason Greer:
Jason Greer can be a chameleon when necessary. When Jason Greer and his co-author Phil Dixon began the journey of writing their book, “Bias, Racism, and the Brain,” Jason didn’t consider how writing the stories of racism in his life would impact his internal messages, and how they would affect the simmering of those experiences under the surface of his life.
At one point after sending a story to his co-author, Phil sent it back, saying that Jason had to go into more detail, to dig deeper if their intention to guide readers to empathy and compassion was going to be successful.
And here’s another excerpt from the introduction:
We talked about how that impacts his inner voice and sense of identity, that requirement to be different somehow, just to make himself less … well… himself, less of a perceived threat, no matter whether he’s wearing a fine tailored suit or workout clothes. As I read this book, I felt anger, frustration, grief, a sense of helplessness. Mostly I felt anger that these things happened to anyone, and that so many people continue to experience these acts of subtle and overt racism and bigotry.