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#1358 How A System Of Power Defends Itself, A Case Study

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Air Date: 7–20-2020

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Systems maintain themselves through the efforts of many moving parts that need not understand their roles in maintaining the system as a whole, only their specialized task. Today, I use a case study incident to show how the system of racism defends itself against attack. Many separate parts, none of which understand how their individual actions connect to the larger system, work in complicated yet predictable ways to carry out this defense of racism much like the many specialized antibodies of an immune system work together to isolate and eradicate threats to the host.

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#1357 What Trump is Invoking When He Invokes Manifest Destiny

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Air Date: 7–10-2020

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Today we take a look at the origins and legacy of Manifest Destiny, the historical term most closely tied to our most toxic version of nostalgia: the one longing for America's golden age of genocide

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#1356 The Many, Many Problems with Cops and Why Reform is Impossible

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Air Date: 7–6-2020

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Today we take a look at the problems with cops that aren't the obvious, racist problems. We're talking about the rules that help protect bad cops from accountability, the police unions that insist on those rules and the lack of state or national policies that would structurally disincentivize the hiring or continued employment of problem officers.

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#1355 I Can't Breathe, The Three Words That Define an Era

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Air Date: 6–29-2020

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Today we take a look deeper at the concept of "I can't breathe," going beyond the literal utterances by victims of police brutality and COVID-19 sufferers to the metaphorical epidemic of exhaustion, burnout, depression and disaffection in the US and around the world.

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#1354 Police violence and racism are a product of our past (Uprising, Crackdown, Authoritarianism)

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Air Date: 6–22-2020

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Today we take a look at the history of racist policing which flows seamlessly into our present racist policing which itself flows into Trump's authoritarian glee at the opportunity to consolidate violent, racist power in response to protests against violent, racist power.

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