“I want my kids to identify and appreciate differences, but to use them for CONNECTION rather than SEPARATION”

Between these two Rising Man leaders, their children represent at least 6 distinct cultures – including Japanese, Colombian, African, Mexican, & Italian! This is an increasingly common dynamic that families and fathers are grappling with… How can we raise our children to appreciate ALL their lineages and ancestries? What practices and conversations have Jeddy and Phil used to instill beautiful, connective values into their kids?

We can’t fully know what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, but leading with CURIOSITY & UNDERSTANDING goes a long way towards making this world a more beautiful place.


[05:48] How safe, UNFILTERED conversations with Black men helped Jeddy gain perspective and empathy.

[11:20] How Jeddy’s racial identity affected his formative years.

[19:02] Would we understand one another better with more multiracial people on the planet?

[24:38] Did previous generations prefer to ignore or push away conversations around race?

[34:49] Why color blindness is NOT the total solution to racism.

[39:32] Why RESOURCING our children sets them up to navigate the world of race and ethnicity.

[44:38] How starting with instilling VALUES can set kids up for success.

[47:27] How to use differences for CONNECTIVE purposes rather than for SEPARATION.

[51:44] Why simply introducing young kids to DIVERSE characters and stories helps them navigate racial dynamics.

[55:01] Why it’s always worth being uncomfortable for the sake of learning more.

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