Clapping Back with Elijah Lawal

Episode 84: Clapping Back with Elijah Lawal 

 

This week’s guest is passionate about debunking stereotypes.

 

At a young age, Elijah wrote short stories about Nigerian myths and legends and sold them to his classmates for £1. Today, he’s a published author of, The Clapback, a definitive guide to addressing negative stereotypes about the black community. From swimming and fried chicken to privilege and allyship, he discusses his opinions and learnings from his in-depth research.

 

A few highlights:

  • 03:05: The surprising answer to the simple question, “Where are you from?”.
  • 5:18: A revelation about the origins of a common stereotype.
  • 07:13: Why using humor when tackling tough topics like racism is important when educating.
  • 10:20: How privilege is vital to acknowledge because of the multifaceted society we live in.
  • 25:05: Why being an ally isn’t just about being a feminist or a supporter. It’s about campaigning, donating, or creating opportunities so that change can occur. 

 

 

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