My friend Charles Jackson II, who interviewed me back in July and who I interviewed in September for my “Three Men of Color, Redefining Fatherhood” series, interviewed me again for his new “Race Talks, Uncut” show.
Befriending Charles and so many other amazing people from afar through podcasting and business building has been one of the gifts of the pandemic for me. Although we are very different, we share the same views of the world and the same values. Another interesting thing is he works for Jacobs, the company that acquired my employer of 28 years!
Given the fraught history of white women and Black men, I feel grateful and honored to call Charles my dear friend and have these coast-to-coast conversations, discussing race, racism, policing, parenting, Portland protests, representation, and dealing with racism in the workplace.
Charles is working on a book, Low Down Good for Nothing: An Uncensored Account of the Black Man in America, and I’m very much looking forward to buying and reading it!