Learneezee Cast - Episode 6 - w/ Pat Bastien & Rico Lazo - Interview Diversity Expert Vira Mistry

The Learneezee Cast

27-09-2020 • 27 mins

In this episode of the Learneezee Cast, Rico and Patrick talk about Schools opening up around the world in the middle of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Rico also so talks about one of his favorite Podcasts "How I built this." by Guy Raz.

We have our first expert interview with Diversity and Inclusion expert, Vira Mistry. We discuss a great deal about Vira's background and the types of issues she tackles in her courses and workshop.

We finally review one of the words of the Podcast, "Microaggression" and do our best to break down its meaning and to give examples.

Check Out the links below to learn more about Microaggression:      -  Comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group (such as a racial minority) A digital photo project run by a Fordham University student about "racial microaggressions" features minority students holding up signs with comments like "You're really pretty … for a dark-skin girl." (— Jinnie Spiegler from Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microaggression)

- NPR Article - Microaggressions Are A Big Deal: How To Talk Them Out And When To Walk Away from https://www.npr.org/2020/06/08/872371063/microaggressions-are-a-big-deal-how-to-talk-them-out-and-when-to-walk-away?t=1600005370347