The Authority Series: Shakil Choudhury on a Scientific Approach To Racial Justice

Racism is persistent in 21st Century society

Find out why “a compassionate, scientific approach to achieving racial justice” is helpful

Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

– How Social Activists can become the thing they oppose

– Why an interdisciplinary approach to racial justice work is useful

– How Emotional intelligence helps racial justice

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

– Emotions have an important role in addressing racial injustice

“we pass emotions on to each other the way we pass colds. And so there’s so much research on emotional intelligence that is rooted in hard science”.

– It’s useful to pay close attention to our patterns of bias in everyday life

“if we’re not careful, or not thoughtful, we can become like those that we oppose.”

– Consider combining science with compassion in opposing racism

“I immersed myself in a lot of research. I had, like, read literally hundreds of, of research papers”

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Deep Diversity 

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