This week on BeREAL, Diana and Ednesha are joined by Anu Gupta to discuss racial bias in society and the workplace.
Anu Gupta is a lawyer, scientist, and the Founder & CEO of Be More. Be More is building a movement of wise and compassionate people who are driving equity and belonging by addressing the root causes of racial and gender bias. Anu is a sought-after expert in breaking bias, adult learning, and psychosocial well-being. He has logged over 10,000 hours of meditation and developed Be More’s novel data-driven methodology after conducting decade-long research on the causes of and solutions to racial and gender bias.
Anu begins the episode by discussing his program Train the Trainer. Anu explains the current issues with many companies’ racial bias training programs. They often are only hours or days long and that is nowhere near enough time to debunk an issue so deeply ingrained in society. He offers solutions on how to optimize racial bias training to create a more equal workplace for people from all backgrounds.
The conversation then turns to the topic of generational trauma. Ednesha discusses how she encourages her patients to lean into the emotions that accompany that trauma, and explains the results she sees. Your hosts also describe other forms of trauma associated with racial injustice, such as the trauma resulting from seeing black and brown bodies being brutalized on the news and on social media. Anu concludes the episode by defining racial bias as a mental health issue. Diana and Ednesha evaluate the issue as therapists and suggest the ways that people could change their thinking to look inward on themselves and their biases.
Thank you so much for tuning into BeREAL this week. Remember to come back new week for a brand new episode. In the meantime, if you missed last week’s episode, give it a listen!
For more information on Anu and his business, see the links below:
Be More Webpage: www.bemoreamerica.org
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