#184: Racism and Global Citizenship

How should a global citizen react to racism? Right now, this is a controversial, but extremely relevant question. In this episode, we reflect on this question and hope to give you a dose of inspiration, as well as important words and expressions related to this important issue. 


  • Racism and Global Citizenship

Words You’ll Learn:

  • Controversial: when something is the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval.
  • Topic: subject.
  • Crack somebody up: to make someone laugh.
  • To turn something around: to cause a situation or organization to change in a positive direction.
  • Persecute: to treat someone unfairly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs.
  • transcendental experience: an experience that is beyond ordinary. 
  • Border: the line that divides one country from another.
  • Race: a group of people, with similar physical characteristics.
  • Gender:the socially constructed roles and behaviors that a society typically associates with males and females.
  • Riot: a violent outburst by a crowd, often as a protest.
  • Polarized effect: when something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups.
  • Demonstration: a public display of group feelings toward a person or cause.
  • Open minded:unprejudiced, willing to consider new ideas.
  • Flare up: a sudden outburst of violence or hostility.
  • Double down: to close down, to hunch.
  • To hunch over: to round one’s back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward.
  • (Something) clouds your judgement: something makes it difficult for you to see the truth.
  • To go on a rant: to speak in a loud, uncontrolled, or angry way.
  • Protest: a formal declaration of objection. 
  • Looting: to steal goods from a place or person during riots or wartime.
  • Mom and Pop Store: a small, local business.
  • Defund: stop giving money to a particular cause or institution.
  • Compassion: when someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others.
  • Get wings: to start to become successful.
  • Fight fire with fire: to use the same methods as someone else in order to defeat them.
  • Perpetuate: to cause something to continue.
  • Speak up: to express one’s opinions frankly and publicly.
  • Algorithm: a process to be followed in calculations, especially by a computer.
  • Outrage: anger.
  • Confirmation bias: the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories.


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  • Andy says:

    I love you guys! Before I met you I was frustated because my listening was not so good, but now that I listen to your podcast and watch your videos I understand more, I learn new vocabulary everyday and now I’m trying to practice my speaking too.
    So thank you so much! ❤️

    • Justin says:

      Aww yeah, Andy, that’s so awesome to hear. We’re glad it’s working out. Keep up the great work!

  • Rimpy Robert says:

    Nice work to aid people like me there is not any word which can express my gratitude it’s all cause u all u r god angels to me

    • Justin says:

      Aww yeah, Rimpy, thanks for your nice feedback!

  • VicMan says:

    You should make podcast on YouTube aswell.

    • Justin says:

      Aww yeah VicMan, great idea. Maybe we’ll do it in the future!

  • Jack Milgram says:

    Yep, this is an important topic!

  • Garima Singh says:

    Aweee yeah! Love U guys for Ur unflagging efforts for making mind-blowing podcasts for us. By listening ur podcasts I learn new vocabulary n phrases n many more.GOD bless U guys 💖keep doing great work

    • Agnieszka from RealLife English says:

      Thanks a bunch for your support, Garima!

    • Justin says:

      Wow that’s amazing Garima! Thank you so much for your support!