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First Name Basis Podcast

Apr 23, 2020

This episode answers the number one question I’ve been asked since starting First Name Basis: How do I know whether to say ‘Black’ or ‘African-American’? I went straight to the source and asked a number of my friends and family how they prefer to identify and why. Listen to hear from:

Mielle Harmon, Harmony Pls Podcast 

Ken Clarke

Ramiah Jackson, Hillsong Church  

Antony Deshay 

Nina Clarke-Telfer 

Laura Schnell 


A Complete History of the Census Race Boxes


The Changing Categories the U.S. Census has used to Measure Race


Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood