#804 Knowing our history and seeing it echo today (Racism)

Today we look at how history shapes the present, how we can shape the future and how change is inevitable.


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Oprah Claims President Faces Racism - This @WEEKinBLACKNESS - Air Date 11-19-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Black Wall Street - Blithe

Ch. 4: Act 2: Black Wall Street - Almas J. Sami'

Ch. 5: Song 2: Black Wall Street - Black Wall Street

Ch. 6: Act 3: Professor reprimanded for teaching structural racism - @citizenradio - Air Date: 12-16-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Bury the Past - Penalties & Punishment

Ch. 8: Act 4: Black History One - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 2-19-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Know Your History (feat. 8 Ball & MJG) - Welcome to My City, Vol. 2

Ch. 10: Act 5: Caller:  I Never Realized I had Racist Tendencies - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-25-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cleanse Song - Cassadaga

Ch. 12: Act 6: America on MLK’s Birthday: The Trifecta of Evils - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 1-22-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Silence Must Be Heard - Love Sensuality Devotion - The Greatest Hits

Ch. 14: Act 7: Still fraught The idea of a black president - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-21-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Alright Alright (Here's My Fist Where's the Fight) - Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 16: Act 8: President Obama Isn't 'Playing The Race Card' - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-22-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Racism - Barack de Magnificent

Ch. 18: Act 9: Generation Justice (@genjustice) - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 20: Act 10: CFC Keynote: Pain, Passion and Possibility - @ProfTriciaRose - Air Date: 10-29-2013


Ch. 21: The proper way of educating an audience about trans issues - Erin from Philadelphia

Ch. 22: Trans people are treated as objects of curiosity - queer theory - Matt in Negaunee, Mi

Ch. 23: A few problems with the trans discussion - Jacob from Indianapolis

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 24: My conversation with Jacob

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


Generation Justice

Sources/further reading:

Colorlines: Race Forward

"Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars” or “Old, White Men Will Mostly Decide This Weekend’s Oscars” by Jamilah King

"White, Conservative Men Dominate Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows” by Breanna Edwards at The Root

”How Well Does The Media Cover Race?” by Dominique Apollon

”White Guys Doing It By Themselves” Tumblr curated by Erin Matson


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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