Faith is a white woman who reflects on personal and societal events that shaped her life’s journey to racial justice and equity awareness. I asked Faith to be on the show because she and I have had many conversations about race that may be inspiring to listeners. I admire the work and dedication she’s put into fighting racism by way of educating herself, political action, and bringing other white people into cconsciousness around matters of race and race relations in our communities.
In Part 1 of our conversation Faith talks about her formative years in high school and the first interactions she had with Black students, which broadened her perceptions. She goes on to reflect on later years and the beginning of her journey to learn about her “whiteness” in order to understand “blackness”.