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Black Lives Matter: A Conversation with Jalesa Tucker Ep 81

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

After the murder of George Floyd sparked protests in Minneapolis, here in New York, across the country, and around the world, I wanted to have a conversation on Talking Taiwan about what precipitated all of this social unrest, the Black Lives Matter movement and what we, especially non-Black people can do at this time.



This led me to invite Jalesa Tucker to be a guest on Talking Taiwan. I met Jalesa when I did some work for a nonprofit that educates young people about healthy relationships.


Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:


  • Who was George Floyd and why his death has led to massive protests across the U.S. and globally
  • Recent incidents in the U.S. that led up to the protests over the murder of George Floyd (May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota): the killing of Ahmaud Arbery (February 23 in Brunswick, Georgia), Breonna Taylor (March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky), a dispute between Chris Cooper and Amy Cooper in New York City’s Central Park (May 25)
  • The death of Trayvon Martin (February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida) that led to the Black Lives Matter movement
  • The start of the hashtag Black Lives Matter
  • What is taught about Black history or the lack thereof in U.S. high schools
  • The Black Lives Matter movement’s call to defund the police and what that means
  • Resources to learn more about racial inequality in the U.S.
  • Why Black Lives Matter is about humanity and how we treat each other


Related and Recommended Links:


Netflix documentary film, directed by Ava DuVernay 13th



Malcom X:



James Baldwin:



My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem:



Emmanuel Acho’s YouTube channel video series, Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man:


About the Host

Felicia Lin is the Host and Producer of Talking Taiwan, a podcast which seeks to introduce you to interesting stories connected to Taiwan and the diverse individuals who make up Taiwan’s global community.

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