Part 1: Moral Opportunity and Engaging with Your Societal Position with Brian Lowery – Episode 196

If you could change the word privilege, given its recent incendiary tendency, so that it wouldn't be so reactionary, what word would you choose that might invite and allow a conversation between folks that might be a little more inviting, a little bit more engaged, and a little bit more inclusive? In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Brian Lowery. Brian is a professor of Organizational Behavior and a Social Psychologist by training at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Brian is driving an initiative to shape enlightened and purposeful leaders for a diverse society. Brian’s research examines the operation of racial attitudes below the threshold of consciousness and the perception of inequality. He has been published in major scholarly journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Law and Human Behavior. Together Graham and Brian discuss how identifying privilege can direct our actions and provides an opportunity to improve ourselves and our community. They discuss how defensiveness and the feelings of guilt, shame, and avoidance towards privilege deprives us of a richer life. And lastly, they discuss what a more just and equitable world would look like and how in current times, we should have a minimal level of life quality. We will resume this conversation in our next upcoming podcast.


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