Today I am chatting with Kris Hooks for Episode 160. Hooks is a freelance writer, photographer, and digital producer here in Sacramento.
Kris and I chat about living and surviving with homelessness while going to college; the toxic environment of social media outlets like Twitter; the joy and trauma of moving numerous times as a child; what pulled Kris from studying kinesiology to becoming a student of journalism; how past guest Rachel Leibrock helped him develop as a writer; the terror of thinking The Predator is in your house; how implicit bias has effected our society and leads to incidents like the Shooting of Stephon Clark; if our country will ever acknowledge our past transgressions toward people of color; the experience of a black child in America; and if we will ever change the system that lead to institutionalized racism.
Thank you for listening, Listeners, and thank you for sharing, Sharers, to my conversation with Kris Hooks. Be sure to follow Kris Hooks on Twitter. Check out two of his recent articles (here and here) published in the Sacramento News & Review
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