Fashion stylist and cultural commentator Ayishat Akanbi is a uniquely refreshing voice in the social discourse of the United Kingdom. Increasingly however Ayishat’s following is growing in the United States where people of widely differing backgrounds are drawing value from her empathetic and deeply perceptive approach to communicating across ethnic and political differences. Ayishat joins John Wood, Jr. to talk about the parallels of their owns experiences as people of African descent and strong multicultural experience in majority white countries. Listen as Ayishat and John compare notes on the projects of empathy building across the divides in both Britain and America and the shared idealism that animates the work of these profound cultural voices on each side of the pond.
John McWhorter and John Wood, Jr. seek to balance the racial conversation in this episode of the Braver Angels Podcast.