The Race Roundtable

“When we discriminate against people for whatever reason we are missing out on the value that person adds to the world and we are also assuming that our own perspective is the only thing that exists in this world.”

– Melissa Henriques 

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Questions Covered In The Series

Race Roundtable Episode 1 : Introductions, Similarities & Differences

What are you excited for and what are you fearful of when speaking about race in a diverse setting?

Could you highlight the community you had growing up?

Race Roundtable Episode 2: Discrimination and How it Functions

What is discrimination?

Have you ever experienced discrimination based on one of the things we have discussed?

How might discrimination be harmful or hurtful to those who experience it?

How has discrimination functioned in our lives?

Race Roundtable Episode 3 : Racism

How is racism harmful?

How do you believe people who experience racism feel?

Why is it important to stand up to racism?

What inspired you to stand up against racism?

Racial Roundtable 4: Social Justice and Microaggressions

What are microaggressions?

What have microaggressions looked like in your life?

Do you have an example of how microaggressions reach farther than just race based?

Why is social justice important?

Does social justice extend farther than what we can see?

How do human rights influence our daily lives?

Girl Talk Lessons That Go With This Episode

Find the lessons recommended below in Girl Talk Connection! The questions are part of the takeaway in each lesson! They are great to get you thinking so that you can take better action after listening to this podcast episode.

Cultures and Traditions

How can we learn to celebrate cultural differences?

Fight Discrimination

What are some respectful ways to respond the next time you hear or see someone being discriminated against?


Have your Chapter work in pairs to brainstorm examples of how they can intervene the next time they hear someone say a microaggression?

Stand Up Against Racism

How can we become more aware of racism around us?

What are some respectful ways to respond when we hear or see racism?

How can we be bold enough to have difficult, sometimes uncomfortable conversations about race with friends and family in a respectful way?

Social Justice and Equality

How do human rights influence our day-to-day lives?

“We have to stand up to racism because we as humans should love each other. Love is so essential. In the end social justice is about love and it’s about nurturing love and recognizing we have different privileges.”

Jathusha Mahenthirarajan