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Episode 5 - Pop Culture Representation & Communicating Empathy

Episode Summary

Our thoughts on Pepsi's tone-deaf commercial lead us into a broader discussion about representation in pop culture. From the Fast & Furious franchise to Shondaland, we cover some ground and expand upon the idea that seeing yourself represented on screen is a form of validation. Finally, CNN's Jeffrey Lord has us wondering what it takes to effectively create and communicate empathy in conversations about race.

Episode Notes

Our thoughts on Pepsi's tone-deaf commercial lead us into a broader discussion about representation in pop culture. From the Fast & Furious franchise to Shondaland, we cover some ground and expand upon the idea that seeing yourself represented on screen is a form of validation. Finally, CNN's Jeffrey Lord has us wondering what it takes to effectively create and communicate empathy in conversations about race.

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