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#34 Coleman Hughes and Jordan Peterson

Coleman Hughes and Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson discuss some of the global issues caused by polarizing opinions in race, politics, and western culture.

Find Coleman Hughes on his podcast Conversations with Coleman, on Twitter @coldxman, and at his website

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Show Notes:
[5:30] An overview of justifications for or against racial background being a key factor in creating policy and societal structuring.
[7:30] Affirmative action in policymaking. What striving to be “color blind” in society would mean. Race is an imperfect proxy for making economic and political policies.
[13:30] Coleman describes how he feels that the narrative being told to black communities towards a mindset of victimhood and oppression by white culture has more negative effects on society, rather than moving us forward as a nation. Creating a sort of racial neuroticism.
[15:00] How “Racial Neuroticism” affects black and white communities differently.
[18:00] Children seem to grasp the notion of color blindness more easily.
[20:30] Aftermath of George Floyd, politics demands to view everything as simply good or evil and forces people to pick a side.
[21:30] How does economic inequality, particularly in the United States, get linked to racial profiling?
[23:00] Could cultural differences between black and white people and not “race” be responsible for economic inequality?
[29:00] Asian-Americans are doing statistically-significantly better than both African-Americans and Caucasians
[33:00] Does Coleman’s new book……
[35:00] Is Racial anti-bias training effective?
[41.00] “Corporations can’t afford to adopt a tragic vision of human nature.” It may be better to just say we don’t know how to make a person less biased or racist than use a program that isn’t working.
[43:04] What can an employee do if they are stuck in one of these mandated anti-bias training that claims certain groups are inherently racist when simply disagreeing may ruin social standing at your company?
[47:30] Hughes explains how he disagrees with the general social narrative. “Once you become a heretic and lose that which you are going to lose, then you can continue to be the “heretic” because you’ve already lost those pieces”
[51:00] Jordan asks Coleman what direction he thinks racial tensions will progress with a Biden presidency in the United States.
[1:01:30] Find more Coleman Hughes in his podcast Conversations with Coleman, on Twitter @coldxman, and at his website