With the recent murder of George Floyd and the current protests happening in the US, I wanted to share some thoughts around racial inequality on the Podcast as well. As I was reaching out to my network I got connected with Jason Hines who is coming on the show today. Jason is no expert on these thematics but he is nevertheless deeply motivated to share his thoughts as well and to raise awareness on the issue.
We will look beyond the current events and give answers (or at least parts of it) to the questions: How did we get here? Where does this systemic racism come from? Jason will take us on a short American history class dating back from slavery (the 1800s) up to today and how racism has remained ingrained in the US society despite the Civil Rights act achieved by Martin Luther King. We will also have a look at how Financial literacy can play a big role in helping underserved communities and how we can all contribute to racial equality.
This episode is for you if you want to take a deeper look at the recent “racist incidents” and learn more about how to contribute to a better understanding between communities. And it is an opportunity for me to raise awareness on the topic as well.
It is my sincere hope that this episode will help spread awareness and build towards a better future for the next generations.
- Racism is not new and finds its origins back in the slavery period (the 1800s).
- Slavery was commoditized (people used as a resource) at a high rate at the same time as capitalism was born. This, in turn, created the blueprint for today’s systemic racism. What we are witnessing today is the “hangover” as Jason calls it of more than 200 years of systemic racism.
- Real Estate is a powerful way to pass on generational wealth, if you are deprived at first (redlining) how will you pass on that wealth?
- We are not born racists, we can however unlearn by educating ourselves and get to know each other better (Yes, that may mean getting out of our comfort zones)
- We can all contribute so let’s get the ball rolling for helping the next generations with raising awareness, educational content, and financial acumen.
Who is Jason?
Jason Hines has been a leader in the event, sports, and brand marketing world for over 20 years. Originally from metropolitan Chicago IL, he now resides outside of Nashville, TN. After a 9-year run with Red Bull leading marketing teams in the Southeast United States, Jason has shifted focus to develop and empower strategic marketing leaders through various organizations, serving as the Chief Strategist for Consortium, as a founding member of The Moonshot Collective, and starting his own consultancy with Mix Marketing. His motivation is simple: he strives to help brands he believes in developing the framework to build better people, teams, processes, and strategies to drive success.
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- Book recommendation: The One Thing
- Netflix show: Explained – The Racial Wealth Gap
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- Support Black Lives Matter: How to support Black Lives Matter, wherever you are
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