On the second episode of the Mixed Plate Podcast, Gerry talks with Dr. Janis Velasquez Farmer about the model minority. Together, the dissect and explore the system that is operating exactly as it was intended and the call to action to change it. Janis talks about the assimilation of immigrant groups and her own families story in coming form the Philippines. She describes the powerful allure of what it is to arrive at the social status of 'able to exclude" and juxtaposes that idea with the concept of white white supremacy.
Janis shares her concept of Critical Hope and Gerry adds in her concept of Gracious Anger. The two use their doctoral discoveries to find a path forward that is inclusive to all and recognizes the stories of others.