Amanda Johnson

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“You need to emphasize [for white people] to listen to people of color and black women and brown women. You are not the expert, you are amplifying the expert.” Amanda Johnson is a fairly average suburban white woman. She works in education tech, is a single mom to an “ausome” seven-year-old, and has only been learning (like, REALLY learning) about racism and white supremacy since November 2016. Though she suffers from both hero worship and foot-in-mouth syndrome, Amanda also possesses a genuine desire to do better and a sort of snarky charm that help many people find her just north of tolerable. Show Resources: The Truth About My Election Reaction by: Shannon Barber When You Walk Into the Valley: On Allies Asking to be Taught About Race by: John Metta White People, Stop Asking Us to Educate You About Racism: Signed Every POC You've Burdened with This Question by: Real Talk: WOC & Allies The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by: Isabel Wilkerson These are other links that I share with people (and regularly reread myself) The Case for Reparations by: Ta-Nehisi Coates Why It's Not Racist When People of Color Point Out White Supremacy in White People's Actions by: Andrew Hernández White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by: Peggy McIntosh When We Are Serious About Racism, People Won't Die Like This: Because Racism is Deadly by: Sam McKenzie, Jr. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by: Robin DiAngelo (the essay that eventually turned into the book) No We Won't Calm Down -- Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege by: Robot Hugs White People: Yes, It Is Difficult for You to Talk About Race--That's Part of Racism's Design by: Eric Anthony Grollman Oww, Ouch!: How to Apologize by: Killing Georgina All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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