Blend In and Stay Out The Sun – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
If you’re a white person in the U.S. you might tend to think of other races as being, of themselves, monolithic. However, if you’re a member of a race with non-white skin hues you are more attuned to the finer shades of skin color that make you lighter or darker than other people of your same race. Your perception of yourself and where you fit on that spectrum can determine how you feel about yourself, and how “threatening” you may appear to white Americans. This, believe it or not, is the subject of a beautiful song by Mykia Jovan, called 16 Shots, off of Mykia’s album, Elliyahu.
If you’ve never heard Mykia’s music you’re in for a treat. You can hear a song on this show, but if you want you can bug out of here now and go find Mykia on Spotify. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with her and want to come back to know more about her. And you sure are going to learn some interesting stuff about Mykia on this Happy Hour!
Dr. Charles Corprew has made a name for himself by being a social justice revolutionary. Dr Corprew’s part in the revolution is to ask “What’s Your Revolution?” By ascribing each of us a personal role and responsibility in revolutionizing our lives, we’ll create a society that’s better for all of us. Although Happy Hour specializes in doing nothing but talking, this conversation, for a change, is actually talking about something real. It’s called “Social Justice.”
Toni Arnona spends her days fighting for personal justice too. Toni’s fighting as a lawyer. Sometimes in criminal cases and sometimes personal injury. We’ve talked to quite a few lawyers on Happy Hour over the years, and, without casting any aspersions at all on past guests or comparing Toni to any of them, it is rare and refreshing to meet someone who is so genuinely decent.
Not only is this edition of Happy Hour real New Orleans, it’s about as real as it gets.
Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.