“What is our own? It is based on Respectability Politics” with Lisa Betty
Historian, Writer, Educator, and Cultural Activist, Lisa Betty joins me for this episode of Please Say Black. Lisa is dedicated her work in challenging mainstream social justice movements' problematic views on various issues. Lisa and I discuss the impact of white supremacy on black communities and the importance of understanding its history and patterns to challenge it. We also touch on the importance of authenticity and storytelling in preserving the truth and countering colonial lies.
Lisa Betty is a PhD Candidate in History at Fordham University. She teaches on themes of land, labor, migration, and diaspora in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. Lisa has worked in the field of nonprofit advocacy serving in organizations that advocate for children, families, immigrants, and incarcerated people. To connect with Lisa and all the wonderful things she does click here.
"I speak to the Black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition--about what we can endure, dream, fail at and survive." - Maya Angelou