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Sometimes it can feel like the bigotry of the past has returned in recent years. But the truth is, it never really went away. Our guest, law professor and mindfulness instructor Rhonda Magee, says we may have chased racism from the public square, but its recent resurgence shows that we failed to address its root cause—our own racial biases.

Magee is a professor at the University of San Francisco’s School of Law, where she teaches about racial justice and uses mindfulness to help students surface their own prejudices. She has written about her work in a new book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness. Here, Magee sits down with Tricycle Editor and Publisher James Shaheen to discuss her book and how she goes about creating spaces for conversations that are often difficult to have.

Read an excerpt from The Inner Work of Racial Justice in our Fall 2019 issue.

Tricycle Talks is a podcast series featuring leading voices in the contemporary Buddhist world. You can listen to more Tricycle Talks on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio.

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