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The Roundtable: Black Reality, White Anxiety

Fear of missteps can shut down opportunities for productive conversation.

Joy Villa, Sharon Kyle, Taylor Ferber, and Nick Hamilton joined Roundtable to discuss recent controversies around gender and race in media. In this segment they talk about 

Taylor Ferber observes that white people tend to be afraid of talking about race, including herself.

"I want to be able to have these dialogues," she says. "But we are scared to say the wrong thing."

Joy Villa adds that oversensitivity in racial conversations is an issue.

"We should be able to talk about history. We should be able to talk about deep-seated issues," she says. "We're all too triggered. We need to have positive discourse. I like hearing different perspectives."

Nick Hamilton emphasizes that discussions of race needs to take on underlying economic issues.

"It's often easy for white folks to talk about race, but it's harder for them to really get the truth and have a true conversation about racism," he says.

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Roundtable Guests:

Joy Villa, Billboard Top 200 Artist, Producer

Taylor Ferber, Host, Cancel Me Baby Podcast

Sharon Kyle, Co-Founder, LA Progressive

Nick Hamilton, Founder, Nitecast Media