Welcome to Episode 013 of the #JPSPEAKS: Social Justice & Inclusion Podcast for Higher Education Professionals! Today, I had the honor of interviewing, Sinclair Ceasar from www.thesapronextdoor.com!
Below, you will find the show notes, a biography on Sinclair Ceasar, and Sinclair’s call-to-action! Enjoy!
This episode’s abstract…
Sometimes people from marginalized groups feel like they are the spokesperson for their entire population. What we know is that this responsibility is both burdensome and unnecessary. If only people would do their homework more before asking things like “Why are Black folx so upset about police brutality” or “What’s the big deal with Trump being elected?” or “Can you explain micro-aggressions one more time?” These questions can often be well-intentioned, but the impact is often grating and frustrating. We need to be more informed about those to whom we call ourselves allies.
In this particular episode, you will learn:
The importance of doing your homework and research
How to approach allyship
How to stop letting fear keep you from using your voice
Sinclair’s current experience as a Black cis male in Baltimore
Black tokenism and how it plays out at work, the workplace, and in friendships
Sinclair Ceasar’s Biography & Contact Info:
Sinclair Ceasar is an Assistant Director of Student Life at Loyola University Maryland. He lives on campus with his wife, Tynesha. He has several years of experience with residence life and social justice work. Sinclair enjoys doing improv in Baltimore, doing speaking engagements at various colleges and universities, and sending weekly inspirational emails at www.thesapronextdoor.com.
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