#836 The case for reparations (Racism)

Today we explain once again what white privilege is and isn't and then take a look at the case for reparations for slavery


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bill O'Reilly Exempts Himself From White Privilege - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-16-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: inequality - What'z Next

Ch. 4: Act 2: White Privilege is Real - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-30-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Turtle (Bonobo Mix) - One Offs... Remixes & B Sides

Ch. 6: Act 3: Examining the case for reparations - @Dis_Con - Air Date 2-18-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Who Benefits? - In Black and White

Ch. 8: Act 4: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 5-21-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Confrontation - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 10: Act 5: Slavery Reparations Study (H.R. 40) via @repjohnconyers and @NAACP - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 12: Act 6: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 5-21-14


Ch. 13: No one espouses misandry more than MRAs - Nathan from Boca Raton, FL

Ch. 14: Offended by Sonya's analogy - Peter from Chicago, IL

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 15: Final comments on women's lose-lose predicament analogy

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


NAACP Supports Slavery Reparations Study Legislation, H.R. 40, Now Pending In The 113th Congress” introduced by Rep John Conyers

Sample letters/emails to send to your representatives via the NAACP

Sources/further reading:

"The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"STUDY: Economic Hardship Makes People More Racially Biased” by Chris Mooney at Mother Jones

"Surprise! Study Finds People Don’t Understand How Racism Works” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"We’re Going to Be Talking About Reparations This Year” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"Donald Sterling: Slumlord Billionaire” by Dave Zirin at The Nation


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-06-26 18:08:25 -0400
    I’m confused, what does the term Reparations mean in this context?
  • commented 2014-06-22 21:31:58 -0400
    This was a great episode and people should pay close attention to the short shrift we give to equality. IT IS NOT EQUAL for the blacks and others races in America. All the anger on Fox News is just white men sceaming about how they aren’t on top any more justfor being white and male. There are a lot of ills in our society and I bet you can thread many back to angry white men. Blacks deserve so much from us and it isn’t happening.