Jul 24, 2019
Raising kids can be really hard at times. And as a white mom
raising black kids, it's a uniquely challenging
Debbie Scheer is Sara and Misasha's guest on the show today.
Debbie is a humorist, a speaker, an MC, and a woman-about-town in
Denver. She has presence, intelligence, observational skills, and
she's also a white mom raising two adopted boys, one black, and one
The Dear White Women Podcast is not just about race, identity,
and discussions around who we are, and how we show up in the world.
It is about having difficult conversations which make Sara,
Misasha, and you, the listeners, a bit uncomfortable.
Today, Debbie brings a really cool angle to the discussion
because she's really funny.
Tune into this episode of Dear White Women to learn about the
difficulties of being a white mom raising black and mixed kids, and
about using humor to help hard conversations.
- Debbie explains why the kind of topics covered on this show are
so near and dear to her heart.
- Debbie talks about the latest post she made on Facebook about
raising black boys.
- The way that the response of society has changed towards
Debbie's son as he has grown from a baby to twelve-year-old
- It's difficult for moms to protect their black or mixed kids
from the realities of society.
- Sometimes overt racism is easier to deal with than
- The difficulties of dealing with white friends' implicit
- Having a conversation with friends about race and white
privilege can really be tough.
- Using book clubs as a platform to get people to engage in hard
- Some techniques to get hard and in-depth conversations about
race off the ground.
- Using humor effectively to deal with touchy subjects can be
- Looking at white women who are 'convenient activists'.
- Moving from social media engagements to having in-person