Host Eric Diaz sits down with two University of St. Thomas - Houston (UST) professors, Dr. Crystal Tran, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Hans Stockton, dean of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Global Studies. They discuss the increased reporting and coverage of hate crimes on Asian Americans in the U.S. Dr. Tran breaks down the psychology behind hate and fear of the other. Dr. Stockton describes how it is important to separate the workings of a government from the people.
Both share how UST is trying to open the minds of their students to understand more about diversity and human dignity.
A continuation of our Not Born to Hate series, Brianna Amaya, a middle school religion teacher and graduate student, sits down to talk with a her former professor and dear friend, Fr. Dempsey Rosales Acosta, a Theology professor at the University of St. Thomas.
Together they share their experiences of faith, education and discrimination and articulate why it is hope - trust in God's divine will - that will allow us to grow and become the people God is calling us to be. Not Born to Hate is video series that seeks to examine race, racism and culture in America, provide an understanding of how we arrived at our present situation as a society and offer a sense of hope for our collective future.
In this episode of BOLD, Alex Yemeck talks to UST Alumna and graduate student, Brianna Amaya about her work in producing "Not Born to Hate" a three part video series about Race, Racism and Culture in America. Part 1 - Reconciling Race with Students will be out soon.
Amaya shares her experience growing up, the importance of education in her life and why she decided to study philosophy. Finally she shares what prompted her to pursue this important video project and what she hopes comes from it.
Darnell Miller, in for host Alex Yemeck, talks to Cebriaya Bell and Aerial Starks, the acting president and vice president of the Black Student Union, about George Floyd, the protests and how to address racism on a college campus.
As we look out into our country we are reckoning with the sin of racism and a lack of justice. Now, this isn’t an easy subject to talk about and we don’t expect this podcast is going to change people on the spot, but we do hope that it will lead to thought, dialogue, and consideration that will lead everybody closer to the truth.