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First Name Basis Podcast

May 26, 2020

Celebrating the people around us and their unique cultures can be exciting and incredibly enriching! But where is that fine line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? When we take elements of someone else's culture without permission or compensation we can unintentionally cause a great deal of harm....


May 20, 2020

Recently the church that I belong to, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, published an announcement that they are going to regulate the artwork that is displayed in our meeting houses. This was an exciting announcement because all of the paintings that they chose depict our Savior, but it was also really...


May 18, 2020

White privilege is one of the strongest pillars that upholds racism. In her article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” Peggy McIntosh describes white privilege as: “An invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was “meant” to remain...


May 11, 2020

Immigration is one of those things that we really struggle to agree on as a country. No matter your feelings or political leanings everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and that is what we need to teach our children.

During this episode we talk to Abraham and Madison Carrasco, a multiethnic family...


May 8, 2020

In this episode you will learn the first three things you can do to talk to your children about racism. 

  1. Teach them that race is a social construct that was created to justify slavery 
  2. Teach them about implicit bias (Implicit Association Test)
  3. Teach them how to respond with humility when someone tells them that...