Episode 333: Existing While Black With Sharon Hurley Hall

Episode 333: Existing While Black With Sharon Hurley Hall

Show Notes

Friend of the podcast, Sharon Hurley Hall, is back to talk about her new book I’m Tired of Racism: True Stories of Existing While Black — and we had a blast! Come and join us and hear us go on a safari about how awesome How to Get Away with Murder is, and what it’s like living in a bunch of different white majority countries when you’re not white, and what we can all do, collectively, to the make the world a better place for everyone.

 Key Points

  • [3:00] A little bit about Sharon and why she wanted to write a book about racism.
  • [5:50] What is Sharon’s hope for the book?
  • [6:40] One of Vicky’s favorite chapters was, ‘Not All Black People.’ 
  • [9:50] How can people widen their reading beyond non-fiction books?
  • [11:00] Black authors are in the various genres are everywhere if you choose to look for it. 
  • [13:10] What is the biggest misconception people have about racism?
  • [17:00] Sharon details some of her more ‘nuanced’ experiences with how people have treated her. It doesn’t have to be so blatant, but the subtle message is often loud and clear. 
  • [21:15] What can you do to make it better for others of a different race?
  • [24:40] There is so much power in having conversations and allowing other people to be heard.
  • [29:00] There are always two sides of the story. We only hear from the victors. It’s time to hear from those who were marginalised, too. 
  • [31:55] Why do so many Black people have such unique names?
  • [35:25] All of our names mean something, it’s just that we’ve forgotten the history behind it.
  • [38:00] Want more of Sharon? She has a premium newsletter for you to subscribe to!

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