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Raising Black Sons in America Today - The Talk...

June 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
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Raising Black Sons in America Today - The Talk...
Jun 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8

Sean Hailey is back with us for our 8th Episode of The Dad Corp. We are also joined by two more guests, Spencer Colbert who is the Vice President of Digital Lead Generation and Ryan Jor El who founded the organization Black Fathers Rock which concerns black fatherhood.

The topic is focused on the trials and tribulations with raising a black son in America today. These gentlemen helped me understand about fatherhood so much with their rich though different kind of fatherhood.

As Ryan said it best, you can't take someone's experiences and feeling from them. It was such a powerful discussion where we shared experiences, feelings, and discussed something that could not be more important in our country. 

Especially for people who may not be familiar with The Talk... These are discussions Black Fathers and Mothers have with their sons. It is incredibly sad, but something everyone should be aware of, especially those who believe we are all on equal ground today. 

We hope you listen in, learn, and share! Most importantly, many thanks to Sean, Ryan, and Spencer for taking the time and discussing in incredible authenticity your experiences and perspectives. 

The Dad Corp

“It’s unfortunate that it’s necessary for us to continue to have to protest and/or riot in order to get people’s attention.”   -Sean

“In order for there to be change people have to want change.”  -Sean


 “If you’re in a situation where you can’t admit to having issues, to having any type of problems, you’ll never be able to make a change in yourself.”   -Sean

 

“One of the things you can do is work on you. Understand that you have these biases and don’t act on them. Ask yourself before you make a decision.” -Sean


“In order to have a conversation about race or really anything that is a hot topic you must be mature enough to listen and respond not emotionally to the fact of not being disrespectful.”   -Ryan

 

“The things that I’ve learned from being a parent and the dialogue I’ve had with other fathers going through similar situations have helped me become the father that I am today and the man that I am today.”    -Ryan


“There’s a way, there is a path that you could take that still make an impact in the world based on those things that may seem unfortunate but they really could be the fuel to your destiny.” -Ryan

 

“Be present, especially with black kids, have conversations with them, talk to them constantly, talk to them often.”  -Sean


Ryan's Organization Black Father's Rock:
blkfathersrock in Instagram and blackfathersrock.com 

Book Recommendations:

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir

Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!” 

Between the World and Me

The Price of the Ticket” 

Fashion and Fatherhood” 

Show Notes

Sean Hailey is back with us for our 8th Episode of The Dad Corp. We are also joined by two more guests, Spencer Colbert who is the Vice President of Digital Lead Generation and Ryan Jor El who founded the organization Black Fathers Rock which concerns black fatherhood.

The topic is focused on the trials and tribulations with raising a black son in America today. These gentlemen helped me understand about fatherhood so much with their rich though different kind of fatherhood.

As Ryan said it best, you can't take someone's experiences and feeling from them. It was such a powerful discussion where we shared experiences, feelings, and discussed something that could not be more important in our country. 

Especially for people who may not be familiar with The Talk... These are discussions Black Fathers and Mothers have with their sons. It is incredibly sad, but something everyone should be aware of, especially those who believe we are all on equal ground today. 

We hope you listen in, learn, and share! Most importantly, many thanks to Sean, Ryan, and Spencer for taking the time and discussing in incredible authenticity your experiences and perspectives. 

The Dad Corp

“It’s unfortunate that it’s necessary for us to continue to have to protest and/or riot in order to get people’s attention.”   -Sean

“In order for there to be change people have to want change.”  -Sean


 “If you’re in a situation where you can’t admit to having issues, to having any type of problems, you’ll never be able to make a change in yourself.”   -Sean

 

“One of the things you can do is work on you. Understand that you have these biases and don’t act on them. Ask yourself before you make a decision.” -Sean


“In order to have a conversation about race or really anything that is a hot topic you must be mature enough to listen and respond not emotionally to the fact of not being disrespectful.”   -Ryan

 

“The things that I’ve learned from being a parent and the dialogue I’ve had with other fathers going through similar situations have helped me become the father that I am today and the man that I am today.”    -Ryan


“There’s a way, there is a path that you could take that still make an impact in the world based on those things that may seem unfortunate but they really could be the fuel to your destiny.” -Ryan

 

“Be present, especially with black kids, have conversations with them, talk to them constantly, talk to them often.”  -Sean


Ryan's Organization Black Father's Rock:
blkfathersrock in Instagram and blackfathersrock.com 

Book Recommendations:

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir

Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!” 

Between the World and Me

The Price of the Ticket” 

Fashion and Fatherhood”