206: Racial Equality and Social Impact with Dr. Mica McGriggs

Join Natasha for an interview with the fabulous Mica McGriggs about racial equality and social impact.

Dr. McGriggs defines racism, white fragility and white supremacy and why Mormons are more vulnerable to racism. They discuss “systems” and what we as white people can do to not be complicit.

Dr. Mica McGriggs earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at BYU. She went on to complete a clinical residency in Health Service Psychology at the University of Washington, where the focus of her training was on critical consciousness and minority mental health. Following the completion of her Ph.D. Mica won a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University where her area of research and practice focused on the somatic embodiment of racial trauma. She continues to teach and consult and write about issues of mental health equity and racial equity. She has consulted with executives, police depts, universities, and non-profits on issues of equity and inclusion inteh workplace. Her writing has been featured in NPR, Teen Vogue, CNN among other reputable outlets. Mica currently works full time at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the dept of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Dr. McGriggs will be offering a class for anyone to join. To find out more, please click here.

Resources discussed in this episode:

“Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness” by Paul Reeve

“The Bridge Poem” by Donna Kate Rushin

W.E.B. Du Bois and “double consciousness”

First used in an Atlantic Monthly article, “Strivings of the Negro People” in 1897

More information on “Double Consciousness”

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

“Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence” by Joanna Brooks

President Russel M. Nelson’s social media statement condemning racism and pleading for peace

Deseret News article on President Nelson’s social media statement: President Nelson Condemns Racism, Pleads for Peace

To donate to the NAACP, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1

To donate to Black Lives Matter, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

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