Episode 153: Tasha Morrison
Tasha Morrison joins me around the table. She is a bridge-builder, reconciler and compelling voice in the fight for racial justice. We talk about where to start when it comes to building bridges between races, why black lives matter, and how people of faith should be leading the way when it comes to justice. And just in time before you head to your family’s house for the holidays, I ask her what to do if a friend or family member says something that you know is offensive. This is such an important conversation for us to have and I’m thankful for Tasha leading the way.
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
Where do we start? It begins by finding a common ground—by developing empathy for one another.
My challenge for you to put yourself on the path of helping create racial reconciliation….
Do the work.
Read the books.
Talk to people.
Make friends of people of different races.
Embrace your shared humanity.
We have the opportunity to be on the right side of history. As people of faith, instead of drawing lines with statements, let’s build bridges.
Silence perpetuates the problem. Learn to speak up and use your voice. It takes a lot of courage to do this work.
We have to make things right. That’s reconciliation. We have to do things to amend for that.
“We mistake christian culture for white culture a lot of times.”
Start with intentionality.
Focus on the commonalities.
Just because you do it one way, doesn’t mean your way is the right way.
Change your lens.
You have to work on yourself first. Make yourself ask the right questions of yourself & have people walk the journey with you to ask questions.
Own your bias and then change the lens.
Do you have friends who are a different race than you?
What can you do to build a relationship with someone of a different race?
What assumptions have you made about a different race and how is it different than what is true in light of knowing someone?
How can you make people feel seen and heard?
What would help you to see other people as humans?
What is one thing you can do this week to work towards racial reconciliation?
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