005 - Disrupting Colorism, Racism & Supporting Black Lives Matter with Melissa Dhillon

“Whatever color of skin you have, you need to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement.” 

Duration: 1 hour, 12 min

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In today's episode:

  • Amanda brings her friend, Melissa, on to discuss her personal experience with being a minority as an Indian woman.
  • Melissa discusses the colorism and the obsession with whiteness and having fair skin in her culture as well as her experience living in Canada as an Indian/ Asian woman.
  • They discuss the importance of speaking up against white supremacy and standing with black people during the current protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Melissa also gives some extremely interesting insight into why she urges minorities to speak up even when they have struggled with oppression themselves.

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