Kujichagulia: “Self Determination”

February 23, 2017

“If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too…” – Rudyard Kipling

 

We decided to title this episode “Kujichagulia,” or “Self Determination.” We sit down with mixed comedian, Matt Duckett, to talk about how he determined for himself who he was, throughout his childhood & young adult life. We look at the role that class (and to a lesser extent, location) plays in racial identity. We also address the long held stereotype that an interracial child equates to the dismissal or weakening of a parent’s heritage. The best part about identity is that WE are the ones that have the power to construct it; all anyone else can do is try to influence our decisions. It’s a phenomenal episode! Check it out, tell your friends, “like” our pages, & subscribe; Podbean, iTunes, Google Play, whatever you use!

Also, check out the comedy of Matt Duckett. He is funny, and does a great job weaving his life with his art; which can sometimes be hard to find these days. If he is in your city, check him out! You can find him at mattduckett.net

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