InflexionPoint Podcast: Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: Who Is Allison Gaines? And Why Should You Care?
09/21/2022 03:00 pm PDT
Question of the Hour: What is the connection between the backlash over Disney's Little Mermaid (played by Halle Bailey) and Critical Race Theory?
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Featured Guest: Allison Gaines
Allison Gaines is a writer, editor, and unapologetic Black scholar pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology. She's from New Orleans, Louisiana, and writes about race, women, history, politics, and culture. Allison is the co-founder of Writers and Editors of Color (WEOC), and the editor-in-chief of the CULTURED magazine. You can find her bylines in Oprah Daily, ZORA, Momentum, and LEVEL.
In this episode we highlight the thoughts and writings of Allison Gaines. She's a New Orleans native who believes you should care about who she is because every person has value. She's a woman who loves writing about race, equality, women, and history. "And as a Black woman, I plan on stirring the pot through my writing. I won’t be quiet or meek. Our voices are often drowned out, but I will keep fighting for a brighter future."
Questions to Ponder
Why does a Black mermaid, a mythological creature, make White people angry?
How Does the Black Mermaid backlash connect to CRT?
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- Allison Gaines Article: Racism Cripples Imagination. That's Why You're Boycotting a Black Mermaid: Why a Back mermaid, a mythological creatures makes White people angry https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/racism-cripples-imagination-thats-why-you-re-boycotting-a-black-mermaid-3e293111234c
- Allison Gaines Article: White People's Fear of Critical Race Theory Is Based in Ignorance: Separating fact from fiction https://readcultured.com/white-peoples-fear-of-critical-race-theory-is-based-in-ignorance-692de80ca5ad
- NBC News Article: Parents are posting TikToks of their Black daughters getting excited about Halle Bailey in 'The Little Mermaid' trailer https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/viral/parents-tiktoks-children-halle-bailey-black-little-mermaid-rcna47398
- Verywell Mind Article by Kendra Cherry, Author and Educational Consultant: What is Anti-racism? https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-anti-racism-5071426
Allison Gaines is a writer, editor, and unapologetic Black scholar pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology. She's from New Orleans, Louisiana, and writes about race, women, history...Find out more »