Yasmine sits down with Heather Rice-Minus, an executive at the Christian non-profit Prison Fellowship and her husband Paul Minus, a black and white interracial married couple who have an open and candid conversation about their family dynamics, acceptance amongst parents, talks with family on race, and the idea of having conversations with their children around identity.
This conversation could not have happened at a more pivotal and critical time in the United States (2020) - the year of the racially driven murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery and countless others. 2020 was also the final year of the Presidency of Donald Trump who often spewed inappropriate racial slurs often and would call on The Proud Boys, a known White Supremacist group, to cause disturbances in the nation to attempt to conduct voter suppression tactics, inflict violent acts during peaceful Black Lives Matter protests. In early January 2020 before the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Proud Boys and people affiliated with White Supremacists groups raided the Capitol in Washington, DC an. This is also an era where nonprofits and for-profit businesses alike are facing a racial reckoning and having conversations about the effects of Systemic Racism, the need for more diversity, equity and inclusion efforts (DEI) and the need to invest more dollars in black-owned, black-led organizations and companies and entities founded and led by people of color.
What better time than to learn from two individuals who have merged their worlds together and love each other not on the basis of skin color, but because of their interpersonal connection and relationship.