Ep. 56: Theory of Racelessness | Dr. Sheena Mason


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In the Hold my Drink — navigating culture with a chaser of civility, and Counterweight podcast, Episode 56, we speak to Dr. Sheena Mason, the Founder of the Theory of Racelessness. By continuing to label people and stuff them into different racial categories or boxes, Sheena argues that we are perpetuating racism. While there may be different cultures and ethnicities, race doesn’t exist. Until we recognize that conflating ethnicity and culture with race is a false equivalence, we will forever be in a cycle of race(ism). She suggests that the way out of this is to imagine a new identity that accepts all our differences, our complexities, our history – that we see each other as Americans. All discussed with a chaser of civility, of course, and a peanut butter cup whiskey coffee.

To read a recap of the conversation and additional thoughts, and to see what each of us is reading, visit our post Theory of Racelessness on the Hold my Drink website. You can also watch the conversation on the Hold my Drink YouTube page.

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