It seems like we’re bombarded with racist and offensive things every day on the Internet and in real life. When it gets too hot and you feel like you have to say something, what’s the most effective way to educate someone about their offensive behavior? How can you keep your cool when the offensive words or actions make it feel like someone is slapping you in the face? What about in the workplace? What challenges arise when you confront a racist co-worker or a boss who makes offensive remarks about you and your people? Is anger ever a good way to get your point across?
Heather Shotton (Wichita) – assistant professor of Native American Studies at The University of Oklahoma
Floris White Bull (Hunkpapa Lakota from Standing Rock and Cochiti Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo) – student at Sitting Bull College and tribal cultural specialist for the Standing Rock Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Shirley Cloud-Lane (Navajo and Southern Ute) – executive director of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum
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