What Shall We Do About...?

34. Systemic Racism w/ Léonce Crump

Though this is the show that tries to solve the world's less pressing problems, this week is different. In this episode, we're turning to one of the more pressing problems that the world is facing right now. In our previous episode we discussed culture and diversity, and here, we're tackling systemic racism. After the death of George Floyd only a few weeks ago, at the hands of a police officer, thousands upon thousands around the world have been marching in protest against systemic racism and police brutality. These are not new problems, but there is hope that a change is coming. To discuss this, I phoned the United States to speak to Léonce B. Crump Jr. Once a former professional football player, Léonce now works as a pastor in the historic precinct of Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia. He is passionate about civil rights, troubled by injustice, and longs to see change take place in his nation. Though we could only scratch the surface of what is a big conversation, there's plenty here to take away. Léonce Crump is on Twitter @LeonceCrump, and on Instagram @LeonceCrump. You can read more about him and his writings at leoncecrump.com. Next week, we will return to normal programming and continue to examine the world's less pressing issues. And there's some great conversations ahead, so, be sure to hit subscribe. Some further reading and listening: 'It's Time to Listen: "Will White Evangelicals Ever Acknowledge Systemic Injustice?' by Léonce Crump at The Exchange. 'What to read, listen to and watch to learn about institutional racism' from PBS Newshour. 'What it Means to be Anti-Racist' by Anna North at Vox. '"Be wary of things that are purely symbolic": How to join the conversation on race' by Emily Stewart at Vox. 1619 Podcast from the New York Times. 'The American Church's Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Jemar Tisby', by Eric C. Miller at Religion & Politics. Thanks for listening to the show, especially if you've just discovered us as we've been featured this week on Apple Podcasts. If you enjoyed it, please hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts, or 'follow' on Spotify. And leaving a rating and review really does help get the word out, so feel free to do so! There's plenty of episodes in our back catalogue too, so do check them out! Connect with the show: Instagram: @whatshallwedopod Facebook: @whatshallwedopod Twitter: @whatshallwepod Email: whatshallwedopod@gmail.com What Shall We Do About...? is hosted and produced by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.
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