Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay

(April) Fools Rush In

March 31, 2022 Jamal Sterling & Khalilah Elliott Season 2 Episode 13
Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay
(April) Fools Rush In
Show Notes

It was the slap heard 'round the world and it seems impossible to escape the ongoing discussions about it. Who was right? Who was wrong? What happens now?

Jay and Kay give their insights and reflect on what should have been remembered as a groundbreaking and historical night that has instead turned into fodder for gossip rags and memes on social media.  

The duo explore how context triggers a deeper understanding and compassion towards everyone involved while emphasizing the need to keep our collective humanity in the spotlight despite all these crazy events. They also discuss masculinity, the concept of toxic sensitivity, and how at the end of the day, one must lead with kindness. 

Key Takeaways:  

Happy birthday, Khalilah!

Watching the Oscars and some interesting things that happen…

A deeper look into Will Smith’s life and how his actions contradict his efforts to escape his father’s legacy of violence 

Misdirected frustration and reestablishing masculinity through violence - this moment potentially destroyed other moments

When a black man has his masculinity tested publicly and the accountability it entails

A career ender for Will Smith? 

Jamal breaks down toxic sensitivity and Khalilah emphasizes it's easier to judge the actions of others when you're not in their shoes

Can Will Smith’s award possibly be taken away? How does this story end?

Jamal’s issue with Will Packer… church choir, really? 

New Edition...at long last, taking care of yourself, and a reminder to be kind

This week’s For the Culture Shout Out!

Resources Mentioned

Key Quote

“Social media can feel all like…fun and games…it does hurt people… These are real people. They may not be real to you, but they are real… Just be kind.” - Khalilah Elliott 

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