Internationally touring bassist and music director Rob Morgan sits down over drinks with intriguing people to try and learn what it means to live a curious life.

What should white people do about “black tourism”? (feat. Derrick Keith Rollins Jr.)

June 3, 2020

For those of you that I’m friends with on social media, you know that I live a block from the killing of George Floyd.

As angry and heartbroken as I am, I don’t feel right talking about my feelings at the the moment. It actually feels quite inappropriate.

An extremely important and valuable part of my community is in massive amounts of pain right now and rightfully so. They don’t feel safe, seen, or heard - So I’d like to use my podcast platform to do what I do best, listen and amplify thoughts, voices and life stories that need to be heard.

As always, I have no idea what the hell the future holds for the podcast so feel free to reach out on the podcast hotline if you know of someone who’d be a good guest.

This week, we’re revisiting a conversation with Derrick Keith Rollins Jr. A singer-songwriter best known by his stage name, “Reverend Doctor."

What should white people do about systemic racism? What’s it like to be the ’token black friend’? What does the transition from adorable black child to intimidating black adult look like when growing up in the midwest? What is racial tourism? This week, I sat down with Keith over coffee (remember getting coffee together???) to answer these questions and more.

 

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