Be A Better White Ally | Local Black Comedian
Segment 1, beginning at 4:20: Two local activists talk about white allyship.
As Kansas City deals with nightly protests over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died last week at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, many white folks are wondering what they can do to help. Today, two activists gave advice on how interested white people can be better allies.
- Justice Gatson, director of Reale Justice Network and ACLU Missouri organizer
- Lora McDonald, executive director of MORE2
Segment 2, beginning at 41:50: The difficulty of comedy in the midst of serious times
Ameerah Sanders is a young black female comic in Kansas City. Her jokes are based on things that happen to her in real life, which includes racism, even though she doesn’t explicitly try and make jokes about it.
- Ameerah Sanders, screenwriter and comedian