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  1. Will says:

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  2. Art Denney says:

    An interesting dialogue concerning the Flint, MI water crisis. I’m a bit confused, though at the suggestion that the crisis is a result of implicit bias. The Flint water department serves 40% of the residents of Michigan, and if I understand water systems correctly, the whole system is interconnected. Therefore, everyone served by the Flint water department was impacted by the bad water, not just those living in the inner city or other predominately minority areas.

    But I confess, I am an old, bald, white guy just becoming aware of white privilege. I’m willing to be educated.

  3. Ed Bryant says:

    I enjoyed the conversation. One thing that I have asked myself about this year’s Academy Awards is were any of the roles that are candidates for awards “white roles.” By this I mean, wee these roles that could only be portrayed by a white actor. In many cases they were. The only role that seems to have been a role that did not require a white actor was the character Matt Damon plays in the Martian.

    This reveals there absence of good roles being written for people of color and an even deeper issue of implicit bias, which was mentioned at the beginning of the podcast. One of the things Hollywood needs is more compelling and good stories that feature people of color, not only within their specific and unique cultural contexts, but also in roles that are not “color” roles. For example, several years ago there was some talk of Idris Elba becoming the next James Bond.

    very like within the evangelical church, we need to be able to imagine people of color beyond the “roles” we see them “playing,” If a white actor can be cast as Michael Jackson, then why can’t a person of color be cast as James Bond or “the Martian”?

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