The Cultural Conversation
Why are you scared to discuss Bias, Prejudice, Bigotry, or Racism?
When these words come up most people turn their backs and refuse to have a conversation. They don’t want to think it’s a problem. Many have taken to media blame, or thinking if you don’t talk about it then it will go away?
Marklyn idea is simple, “HAVE A CONVERSATION”. Let’s get kids, parents, and administrators in a room and have open an open dialogue. NO JUDGMENTS, NOT GRUDGES, NO FINGER-POINTING.
In recent research, HATE CRIMES are at an all-time high since being reported. While they seem far and few in between we don’t discuss how many of these incidents go unreported and or overlooked.
Marklyn has been an anti-racist advocate for a long time. He has interviewed many who do the work and given presentations and speeches on the subject. He always walks away with the same thought. IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST LEARN TO HAVE A CONVERSATION AND LISTEN TO EACH OTHER. DON’T LISTEN TO REPLY, LISTEN TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND.
We are all guilty of having biases. We are all guilty of having some form of bigotry, prejudice, or racism. IT’S CALLED BEING HUMAN.
From doing stand-up comedy and hosting shows Marklyn has learned to embrace people from all walks of life and listen to their stories. We have all had moments where bigotry, or hate from things we can’t control made us feel small, insignificant, or unheard.
MARKLYN WANTS TO MOTIVATE US TO EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES THROUGH TOUGH CONVERSATIONS AND HANDLED WITH GENTLE CARE. This is not a conversation of humor but of empathy.