This month’s podcast will spotlight a diverse group of women in celebration of Women’s History Month. In today’s episode Keith and Ricky talk about the benefits of whiteness as it’s the standard against which everything is compared in American culture. The host also interview Canadian-American artist, mediator and educator, Doris Cypis, who shares her perspective on white fragility and transforming whiteness.
This week on C-CRETS:
[3:20] White fragility
[4:19] Defining systemic racism
[5:07] The benefits of white privilege
[9:26] The work of Dorit Cypis
[11:39] Dorit’s recognition of how identity is defined in America
[12:47] Who Dorit wants to reach with her work
[13:17] The use of language and energy
[14:33] What Dorit doesn’t like about the term ‘white fragility’
[18:00] Holding onto the rubric of whiteness
[22:19] Receipts on diversity practices in the workplace
[33:11] How white allies can help move the needle
Connect with Keith and Ricky!
McKinsey Study on Diversity ROI
World Economic Forum on Why Business Leaders Can’t Afford to Ignore Diversity