Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with University of Wisconsin student, Eric Washington Jr. about his prospects of going into education in a white school system. Eric relates his experience of student teaching and being shut down for expressing his Black cultural heritage. You will want to hear about this young man’s vision for his future in education.
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On this episode, Dr. Alex Gee takes you behind the scenes of the podcast for a discussion with two members of the white crew, Jeremy Holiday and Eli Steenlage. They share their perspective on being a part of producing the show and what they have learned about race relations through the conversations on and off the show.
As always, Dr. Gee facilitates some of the most authentic and honest conversations around the experience of being Black in America.
Dr. Alex Gee introduces a new segment that features fun and raw conversations between Black friends on current events. On this episode, Dr. Gee is joined by his sister Lilada Gee and lifelong friend David Smith. They discuss everything from scandals (college admission, R. Kelly, Epstein), Madison generational changes, racism in schools to the 2020 election.
*Note: This episode was recorded prior to the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
Dr. Alex Gee speaks with three women that have stepped up to learn and advocate for people in the court system. You won’t want to miss hearing about their journeys and how this volunteer work has transformed their perspective on the criminal justice system. Betsey Day, Mary Kateada, Sandi Reinardy, and Karen Reece recommend that people just keep showing up to support the African American community and fighting racism.
Dr. Gee also shares about his experience sitting alongside a local judge for a day in order to get a perspective on the court system.
Here is a link for a Channel 3000 news story on this Court Observer Program: https://www.channel3000.com/news/crime/racial-disparities-in-dane-county-court-local-group-studies-cases-aimed-at-seeking-justice/973492097
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Dr. Alex Gee has a discussion with his daughter, Lexi Gee, about a disturbing incident in the college classroom and the resulting academic article that she co-authored. This personal and honest conversation covers issues of race relations, intersectionality, and white fragility.
Read the Article (pages 210-228):
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, Penn State University Press, Volume 28, Number 2, 2018
Dr. Alex Gee has a revealing conversation with Dr. Tony Chambers about his racist cultural experiences in a local Madison college. Both Dr. Gee and Dr. Chambers share how they have had to navigate the undercurrent of racism in a progressive city and the pushback of speaking out. Hear the full story here.
Read The Cap Times Article: Culture Shock: Former Edgewood College Students and Staff Complain Of Racist Campus Culture