Today on the podcast, LaChaun and I are talking about issues of racism and White Supremacy, and the ways they are deeply embedded into our textile industries and communities. This country and the world and all of us are reacting to the murder of George Floyd and so many other Black people at the hands of the police. White folks are being called upon to deeply examine and work at rooting out the racism in ourselves and our families and communities and it is work I am committed to staying focused on in my personal life and in this business.
LaChaun and I have had a few phone conversations recently about how we want to bring these conversations onto the podcast and into our weaving community, and we decided on our last one that we should record one of these conversations to share transparently with our listeners what we have been thinking about. I am deeply appreciative of LaChaun's interest in and willingness to talk about this so openly on this platform.
One last thing before we start. Conversations like this bring up lots of feelings, and we know our listeners will have lots of reactions. To put it bluntly - White folks: If you are struggling with something you hear here, you are more than welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss - please do not take your questions or burdens and definitely not any complaints to LaChaun directly. It is not her work to do in the world or her job at Gist to be dealing with that with you. If you have something supportive to say, please feel free to share it with LaChaun - her email address is email@example.com.
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