Tip #3: Accept discomfort

Reading time: 30 sec. I’ve been posting some tips about talking about race. Because talking about race is hard. Here’s another: accept discomfort. Since talking about race is inherently uncomfortable, be willing to experience discomfort. You don’t...

Tip #2: Breathe

Reading time: 1 min. If you’ve ever had conversations about race, you know it can be difficult. Especially if you feel like no matter what you say, someone attacks you for it. But at the same time, you’re curious, puzzled, maybe even baffled, but in any case you know...

Tip #1: listen and be curious

Reading time: 2 min. If you’ve ever had conversations about race, you know that talking about race is hard. Over the past 16 years, I’ve had lots of conversations about race; some of them have been relatively easy, and some of them have been acutely uncomfortable. So...

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