39. Volume: Race and Discrimination: Limited By Racism

Racism and discrimination are still a global problem. Although we have made some progress, there’s still a lot of work to be done. 

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

If you are an entrepreneur (we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

We all have a responsibility. 

Racism and discrimination are more than just hurtful words. They are so much more than a person’s selective beliefs or actions. Racism is the continued barriers that prevent people from enjoying dignity and equality because of their race. 

On May 25th, the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police, set into motion a seismic wave around the world. This horrific act ignited a renewed sense of anger, frustration and want for justice. Millions of people came together, arm in arm, to raise their voices, and chant for change in a global anti-racism movement like no other.

Our eyes have been opened, and racism is firmly placed back in the spotlight. 

But, what if you are part of the problem? Discussing race, racism and discrimination is an essential step in taking responsibility and understanding the hand you play in institutionalized and systemic racism. 

In order for us to grow as a society we need to start by educating ourselves. Now we need to take a step back and allow space for the right voices to be heard.

In this volume, we’re continuing to have the dialogue we should be having around racism. Ronsley talks us through the marginalisation of the many global communities that have been suppressed purely because of the colour of their skin. He presents the shocking facts and statistics surrounding racism, as well as hearing from global news reports and those on the front lines fighting the good fight to gain equality for all. 

Also within this volume:
  • George Floyd’s death and the ripple effect 
  • Counter protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • “We want equality, not revenge!” Kimberly Jones on the racist game of Monopoly
  • A way forward through dialogue
  • The troubling narrative from Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison
  • Slavery in Australia
  • Defining racial stereotyping
  • Why is racism even here? 
  • How the media misrepresents certain ethnic groups
  • What can you do?
Petitions & Charities-

Blacklives.help charities & fundraisers 

Petitions to support the Black Lives Matter movement

Charities you can donate to- North Star Health

Google Doc of resources to support BLM 

Links & resources

Black Lives Matter Website 

Interactive Protest Map, USA

Article & Video: George Floyd Death During Police Arrest Sparks Violent Protests in Minneapolis

Article & Video: Armed protester shot dead was pushing wheelchair of fiancée

Video: Kimberley Jones | How Can You Win?

Kimberly Jones “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight” Book

Video: Morrison’s ‘no slavery’ comment prompts descendants to invite him to sugar cane regions | ABC News

Video: Racial/Ethnic Prejudice & Discrimination: Crash Course Sociology

Scott Morrison Speech on Slavery Within Australia

Scott Morrison interview Transcript on 2GB

Statistics on Rasicm within France, 2020

Video: Racial discrimination in dealing with Muslim coronavirus patients in India

The Times Article on How Global Anti-racism Protesting is Working

PNAS report on the Risks of Being Killed By Police, USA

The Washington Post – How News Media Distorts Black Families

How News Media Talk About Terrorism: What the Evidence Shows

Nazita Lajevardi- Research on Muslims in America



Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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