A CHAT BETWEEN FRIENDS.. BLACK LIVES MATTER

Cecilia and Brian met over 20 years ago while working at IBM.


They sat down for a Zoom call to discuss race, racism, and white people in America.

The links below are edited from the transcript of their discussion.

They hope you enjoy, hope you open your mind and eyes, and remember to love one other.

 
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Introduction: Cecilia and Brian

Brian I remember one of the first times we got together. You said everyone is a racist. Everyone has some deeply rooted feelings that we...

The Origins of Racism in America

Cecilia: Look up the word racist and tell me the definition. Hmm. . . I mean, let’s start with that. What is the definition of a racist?...

Current State of Racism in America

Brian: Do you think attitudes toward race has improved in our lifetime? Cecilia: We all thought so. I guess my immediate response is,...

Career and Racism

Brian: What did you encounter when you started your career with IBM in Columbus, GA? Cecilia: It's funny that you asked that question. ...

Political climate and racism in 2020

Brian: My brother asked me to read Obama's speech from Dallas and I reviewed his speech from yesterday. It's all very thoughtful. I can...

Wrap up and recommendations

Cecilia: Have you gone to the African American Museum in DC? I have, the last time I was in DC. That could be a starting place for...

 

ADDITIONAL WEB SITES AND VIDEOS

CONVERSATION WITH JOHN GRAY AND JOEL OSTEEN

STOP YELLING PLEASE!

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN

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Brian Silverman