Culture & Race

131: Implicit Bias with Dr. Mahzarin Banaji

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 7, 2021

Explicitly, nobody really believes in gender stereotypes anymore, but when we look at the world, and who’s where and how much money people make, and so on, it still seems to be there. And the answer to that is yeah, because it’s there. It’s just not something we say. It’s more of something we do.…

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SYPM 011: Untigering with Iris Chen

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 29, 2021

In this episode we talk with Iris Chen about her new book, Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent. Iris admits to being a parent who engaged in “yelling, spanking, and threatening with unreasonable consequences” – but far from becoming a well-behaved, obedient child, her son fought back.  The harder she punished, the more…

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Dismantling White Supremacy and Patriarchy on MLK Day

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 18, 2021

In this short ad hoc episode that was originally recorded as a Facebook Live, I discuss ways that my family is working on dismantling both white supremacy and patriarchy (and having a go at capitalism while we’re at it!) this Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.  The best part is that this doesn’t have…

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Responding to the U.S. Capitol Siege

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 10, 2021

In this ad hoc episode, I outline a response to the U.S. Capitol siege.  I provide some suggestions for ways to talk with your child about the events, but also ask that you take two more steps: (1) examine your own role in these events, even if you condemn them yourself (as I do); (2)…

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127: Doing Self-Directed Education

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 17, 2020

When parents first hear about interest-led learning (also known as self-directed education), they may wonder: why on earth would we do that?  And how would my child learn without anyone teaching them? Many parents start down this path with only an inkling of where it may end up taking them and I think this is…

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