Brown Sugar: The Podcast

Episode 7: 'Black Excellence' - does it do more harm than good?

April 10, 2021 Season 2 Episode 7
Brown Sugar: The Podcast
Episode 7: 'Black Excellence' - does it do more harm than good?
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Brown Sugar: The Podcast
Episode 7: 'Black Excellence' - does it do more harm than good?
Apr 10, 2021 Season 2 Episode 7

In Episode 7 we are joined by special guest Fe Oj of The Motion Podcast to discuss the notion of 'black excellence'. We explore its historical roots in opposition to slavery and oppression. However, who defines what 'excellence' looks like? Is promoting 'exceptionalism' even more harmful? To deconstruct viewing blackness through a monolithic lens, we discuss the importance of epistemic agency and continually defining blackness on an individual, rather than societal, level.

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In Episode 7 we are joined by special guest Fe Oj of The Motion Podcast to discuss the notion of 'black excellence'. We explore its historical roots in opposition to slavery and oppression. However, who defines what 'excellence' looks like? Is promoting 'exceptionalism' even more harmful? To deconstruct viewing blackness through a monolithic lens, we discuss the importance of epistemic agency and continually defining blackness on an individual, rather than societal, level.