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Dr. Phil full episode: What White People Need to Know

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Dr. Phil has an open and frank discussion about racism. First, hear from Joel and Tamiya, a married black couple who made the news after they claim they were racially profiled and falsely accused of theft. Also joining Dr. Phil is Professor and Racial Equity Expert at USC Shaun R. Harper, who says he believes implicit bias and microaggressions are like “death by a million paper cuts” to black people. Dr. Phil also meets Jim, a white journalist who believes the Black Lives Matter movement is a terrorist hate group targeting white people. Then, the conversation continues with Anita, who claims she was accused of trespassing and interrogated by police at a hotel where she was a paying guest, and video of the confrontation went viral. Plus, hear from a woman who says white people should never apologize for their race, and another who claims all white people have prejudice. Watch while Joel and Jim have a heated discussion about the issues faced by black and white people in the U.S. today. Will Dr. Phil get to the core of the issues that affect black and white people? Tune in to find out!

Dr. Phil full episode Season 19 Episode 10 S19E10

Dr. Phil full episode Season 19 Episode 10 S19E10

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Robert Brannon October 2020 -

I watch the Dr. Phil show daily, or at least record it daily and watch it later, and when I saw the episode “What White People Need to Know” I was a bit disturbed. I am not now, nor have I ever been, a racist. A person’s color makes no difference to me. But Dr. Phil came across as supporting actions of violence and extremism when he refused to acknowledge that groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa are truly domestic terrorist organizations. The response to a journalist that called out the violence by the Black Lives Matter groups was that Black Lives Matter is a “movement” not a “group.” But explain this please. A “movement” does not riot, loot, burn down buildings and automobiles and kill people. PEOPLE do that, and the Black Lives Matter PEOPLE involved in the movement are responsible for many crimes taking place, including shootings and killings! I do believe that racism exists in America, and it happens to every race, but again racists are PEOPLE not a movement! Nothing was mentioned about the hatred and racism taking place against white Americans who are innocent and have done nothing to deserve being attacked on numerous occasions by black people! All lives matter, but if you say this you get attacked and called a “racist.” And I do believe, along with the journalist on your show, that the Black Lives Matter is a comparison to the KKK. Think about it! Using the logic on the show, you con conclude that the KKK was just a “movement,” which takes away the blame of the PEOPLE of that “movement!” The show also listed a series of statements made that show someone is racist, but this is totally wrong! If I say that I have friends who are black, that is a fact in my life but has nothing to do with being a racist does it? I and my wife attend a church that has black congregants, and we love them and worship the same God together. We sit together, pray together, hold hands and hug each other. Does saying that make me a “racist?” Hell no! My wife and I married in April 1991, and had a close friend in our Singles Group who was black and she sang at our wedding. Does that make me a racist? I will NEVER apologize for the color of my skin or for what other people of the same color as me do! I have worked very hard for everything that I have, so I will not attribute my success to “white privilege.” We can use the same ridiculous language if we stated that black athletes who work hard and become successful did that because they have “black privilege!” Racism goes both ways! The Black Lives Matter GROUP is a domestic terrorist group! We need to acknowledge that in order to find a solution to the violence caused by that group.

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Jonathan Graham November 2020 -

Robert,
What you don’t understand is that many of your comments above are problematic to diversity and inclusion. First, the idea of not seeing skin-color is nice in theory, but in actuality it’s inaccurate. Anyone who is able to see can discern and recognize one skin color from the next. To say that a persons color {or race} makes no difference to you is a misnomer. How can you possibly fix something that you don’t believe you actually see? If you are conducting training to help individuals move past their racial biases, it’s important to understand that the goal is not to be color-blind. The goal is actually to see and recognize skin color but to control and regulate your innate impulse to make decisions based on such characteristics. Being able to first recognize this is critical. We all see color. To say one doesn’t is just not accurate. We have to first, recognize that each of us, no matter our color, have preconceived notions and expectations about different racial groups. Recognition and acknowledgment are crucial. Adopting the mindset that these blatantly obvious characteristics of each person hold no basis and don’t affect our behaviors is not digging at the deeper issue. It is okay to see color; however, decision-making should not be based on such characteristics.

Your counterproductive thinking diminishes the unique differences and experiences racial groups face. Each of us is different and by saying that one of the most obvious and conspicuous characteristics about a person is something you ignore is dismissive and trivializing. Ideally, we would live in a utopian society where there were rainbows and butterflies and skin color was not a factor in our decision-making, but the unfortunate reality is that it is. Racism has not been eradicated but rather has changed and become more covert and insidious. Recent incidents at Yale, CVS, and Starbucks, to name a few, have shown us that skin color is not something that is easily forgotten or ignored. Accepting this reality will allow each of us to not only recognize the stereotypes we have adopted and normalized but to also make conscious steps towards changing them. Research indicates that most people hold some sort of racial bias. If we want to deconstruct a system of power and privilege based on skin color, important discussions about the deep-seated racial bias that each of us holds must be addressed. It is also important to recognize and understand that people of color can hold negative stereotypes about the dominant group but can also internalize the stereotypes of their own group. When aiming to have productive discussions about race in our society, acknowledgment and acceptance of our own biases and prejudice is a powerful catalyst to change. Saying you don’t see color disregards the privilege and power of the dominant racial group of society, therefore diminishing feelings of bias, prejudice, and racism experienced by people of color. We need to abolish the idea that a colorblind society is the goal and learn to recognize our prejudice and biases in order to strengthen our decision-making capabilities. So in addition to singing, praying and worshipping with black people, I challenge to have a deep conversation with black people and LISTEN to their perspective, seek to understand their points-of-view without feeling attacked.
Black Lives Matter, like the #MeToo, is a movevement. Please do your research on this. It’s simply a google search away.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.[2][3][4][5][6] While there are specific organizations like the Black Lives Matter Global Network that label themselves simply as “Black Lives Matter”, the Black Lives Matter movement is comprised of a broad array of people and organizations. The slogan “Black Lives Matter” itself remains untrademarked by any group.[7] The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.[8]

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