Jul 22 • 50M

Episode 102: Melia Dunn

How to Talk About Privilege

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Justin Foster
The Third Way is a podcast hosted by Justin Foster, brand coach, consciousness leader and poet. Each week, he introduces listeners to a new Third Way Thinker where they talk through a topic and both answer a set of three questions - all designed to challenge binary thinking, absolutism and dogma.
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I think it is essential that we white folks talk with people of color to learn their perspectives and experiences. It is equally important to talk with other white people about race - especially systemic issues. With that context, I invited Melia Dunn to record an episode with me.

Melia is a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion specialist based in Phoenix. Her work is focused on dismantling status quo systems to build diverse, inclusive teams that transform an organization's culture while maximizing its mission and impact in the world.

During our conversation, Melia and I both answered the following:

  • What is privilege?

  • How would you approach a white person to talk about privilege? 

  • How does privilege show up in organizational cultures?


Melia’s website

Melia’s LinkedIn

Melia’s EMBRACE Course

“Complexity of Identity” article

“Common Patterns” article

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