Ep. 25 Meet Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, Former Chairwoman of NDP Black Caucus
This week we have a candid conversation with Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, the former chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Black Caucus. We are in the midst of a shift in our collective world view with the BLM movement, acknowledging the abuses of power, and some stories should be revisited and viewed with new context & lens.
This is more than just her story… It is a wider discussion on raising biracial humans, being in biracial relationships, being wary of the “black leaders” who may be oppressive to their own communities, and gentrification of North Omaha by the Buffetts‘. Who are our white leaders? We don’t go around to areas of town asking ‘take me to your white leaders? Who speaks for you?’ If it would be seen as Pete Ricketts– lord help us all. Same with the black community. It. Is. Not. A. Monolith. African Americans & Black folks have different cultures that sometimes clash. I mean duh, but at the same time, this is actively a misconception.
Each person has to be viewed from their unique experiences, diverse backgrounds, and taken as that individual’s unique viewpoint. This human has experienced trauma from childhood to now. Everyone has a story. No one is perfect. Reflect on how you would have managed what she has experienced?
Our hope is that it will spark a reflection on how you consider your own personal bias, experiences of the past, and help shape the future with a better understanding of all kinds of struggles going on in the world. There are a lot of moving pieces, fabrics, and threads that interweave through every single issue and person we talk to on each episode we have done. They all connect. We all connect. We all have a role in making the world better with whatever strengths we have – to offer up in the ways that we can.
Bring an open mind & have a listen
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