Most of us, when formulating an opinion or perspective about a cultural issue tend to look at one side of the story – myself included. But if we have any chance of making societal and cultural changes that actually improve our way of life, it’s crucial that we look at what we see from all sides.
That’s what my guest today, Brandon Tatum, and I talk about – seeing problems from all angles and waiting for all the information before formulating opinions. We cover the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery cases, the dangers of the “Defund the Police” movement and what, if any reform in policing is needed, whether or not systemic racism actually exists, our emotions and our responses to them, use of force laws, and so much more.
“Don’t forget about your own individual excellence.” Tweet That— Brandon Tatum
My guest today is a repeat guest, Mr. Brandon Tatum.
We had him on earlier in July and since there was so much positive feedback, I knew I wanted to have him back on the podcast for round 2. Especially considering he just released his first book, Beaten Black and Blue: Being a Black Cop in an America Under Siege.
He is a former All-American athlete and a top NFL prospect with the University of Arizona. After going undrafted in the NFL (we talk a bit about why), he set his sight on becoming a police officer and gradually making his way into the political commentary arena and is now featured on some of the top news outlets in the world.
He is the CEO of 3 companies, the co-founder of BLEXIT, and an incredible voice for conservative values and principles. He also talks openly about his conversion to Christianity and is never one to shy away from issues important to him and his views regarding culture and society.
“There are always two sides to everything that happens in life.” Tweet That— Brandon Tatum
- Online vs. offline conversations
- Context is often lacking, or overlooked, in online posts
- There are ALWAYS two sides to every story
- Young men must learn to harness their masculinity
- People have had to die so that we can have conversations about equality
- You WANT to face adversity, so that you can become better
- You choose how you view any situation
- Double standards in race and politics
- Pressures of being a black police officer
- We’re in a police depression
- Room for improvement in law enforcement
- If something sounds crazy…do more research
- Never make a decision after hearing only one side of an argument
“We cannot forget that somebody had to lose their luxury so we could have it.” Tweet That— Brandon Tatum
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