Keeping

Company

Episode 1: Colonialism and Its Impact on Black and White Identities

Keeping Company with Meira Greenfeld
Keeping Company with Meira Greenfeld
Episode 1: Colonialism and Its Impact on Black and White Identities
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In today’s episode, Meira interviews Peter Smith, an artisan and psychotherapist from the UK.  Peter was born in Jamaica, but left as a young child to live in the United States and then moved from the United States to England when he was eleven years old.  In this episode, we explore the impact of colonialism on one’s sense of self.  Peter’s experience allows us an interesting opportunity from which to explore intersecting identities and social constructs of race.  Peter describes himself as a White male with privilege.  He also refers to himself as Jamaican.  In a relatively short period of life, he experienced three different environments, each with its own unique perspective of racial hierarchy.  How did this affect his sense of self and identity?  Come join us as we also explore differences of lived racial experience in the United States, England and Jamaica.

You can contact Peter and learn more about his therapeutic approach at www.petersmithcounselling.com.  

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