#860 Understanding how we got here (Racism)

Today we take a look at some of the historical contexts of racism and how those structures are still functioning today.


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Kinda Racist? Try Diet Racism! - @_CollegeHumor_ - Air Date: 08-28-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Racism - Barack de Magnificent

Ch. 4: Act 2: Putting Native American Degradation Into Perspective - @RalphNader - Air Date 7-28-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Giving a S**t - Righteous Ruckus

Ch. 6: Act 3: Tea Party Textbook Shocks But Wait Till You See The Racism - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-19-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Ignorance Is Strength - 1984

Ch. 8: Act 4: The Long Struggle for Fair Housing in 1960s Chicago - @TheAtlantic - Air Date: 5-28-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Unknown song

Ch. 10: Act 5: Are We Passing the “Tipping Point” for Black Habitation in the Cities? - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 6-11-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Heart of the City - Jackson Square

Ch. 12: Act 6: Hispanic Man Pretends to be White, Job Offers Skyrocket - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-03-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: What's In a Name? - Such Hot Blood

Ch. 14: Act 7: Racism: It's in your brain! - @twibnation - Air Date: 5-13-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Illness As a Metaphor - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Original Cast Recording)

Ch. 16: Act 8: Shades of Black - Colorism, Skin Color Discrimination - @Rasheed_Shabazz - Air Date: 12-10-10

Ch. 17: Song 8: Black or White - Dangerous

Ch. 18: Act 9: It's Time for White America to Understand White Privilege... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-22-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: get real - a Rough Guide to Feeling Rough

Ch. 20: Act 10: Pledge your actions to create a more just society - @ProfTriciaRose


Ch. 21: The fundamental restructuring we need - Vphriameradis from New York

Ch. 22: Three types of cops - Jack out of Chicago

Ch. 23: The audacity of calling feminists bullies - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 24: Please address domestic violence - Al from Seattle, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 25: Final comments on seeking out experts and the new BotL schedule

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

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • ryan wozniak
    commented 2014-09-17 23:31:35 -0400
    Great podcast, Jay. I noticed you are injecting a little urban policy context into some of the out-of-the-norm segments. This one referencing redlining and a recent one taking a clip from Urbanized where it recognized a Bogota, Columbia as a city for people and the justice of access to places within it. I believe the voice was of Enrique Peñalosa who was the former mayor. These are amazingly rich issues that illustrate the injustices you wish to highlight and promote education and action toward improving. The amazing thing about bringing these issues down to the scale of the city is that it puts people in direct contact with the administrators, mayors, and councils who can make real progress. Cities and towns can be transformed easier than an entire nation with so much national noise it is mostly impossible to be heard or taken seriously. Voices combined at the local level, where most public hearings allow people to say their peace for ~ 3 minutes is a great time to speak your mind before an audience of influential people and decision makers. When cities and towns transform, their needs are loud to those at the State level and eventually at the national level. I applaud your efforts to expand the program.
  • Brian Smith
    followed this page 2014-09-15 20:52:39 -0400
  • Elys Bank
    commented 2014-09-15 11:58:56 -0400
    There is a great cartoon called A Brief History of the USA in the film Bowling for Columbine. In the context of that film, it is a cartoon about why Americans love their guns. But, I think it also dovetails nicely into this topic of how we got here.
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