Segment 1: Implicit bias, white allyship and the Starbucks arrests.
As more than 8,000 company-owned Starbucks coffee shops close their doors this afternoon for racial bias training, we took the opportunity to discuss unconscious bias and how to be a good white ally. We also learned about the Implicit Association Test, which can help measure attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report themselves.
- Lora McDonald, More2 executive director
- Michael Rebne, SURJ KC political education core member and English and science teacher at Wyandotte High School
Segment 2, starting at 24:34: The fate of NASCAR, and KU fires athletic director.
At one point, NASCAR was packing racetracks full and attracting big viewership. These days, audiences are shrinking and the family that owns the association is considering cashing out. Today, we considered what a sale would mean for the sport, and for regional racetracks like the one in Kansas City, Kansas. Then, we discussed the fate of former University of Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger, who was recently relieved of his job.