#934 The long shadow of southern white supremacy (Racism)

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Today we take a look at the history of race and white supremacy in America to understand the incredibly loud echoes of the past that continue to reverberate strongly in modern society

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: The Trick of Whiteness, Historically and Today - @timjacobwise - Air Date: 12-5-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Time to Go Home - Michael Franti & Spearhead

00:06:56 Ch. 4: Act 2: Black, White and Red All Over - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-13-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Echo's (from the Past) - Al Huskey

00:12:27 Ch. 6: Act 3: The Story Of The Tulsa Race Riots Will Disgust You - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-01-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Black Wall Street - Touchers

00:18:03 Ch. 8: Act 4: How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy - @MorningEdition on @NPR - Air Date: 5-6-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Segregation - Rankin Scroo

00:23:58 Ch. 10: Act 5: LBJ and the racial divide, 50 years later - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 6-18-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Accountability - Sammy R. Hall

00:30:40 Ch. 12: Act 6: Conservative Pundits Say Removal Of Confederate Flag Will Destroy The South - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-26-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Soul Vibrations Black History / Black Culture : Afro-Nicaraguan Music - Soul Vibrations

00:40:16 Ch. 14: Act 7: Will the South Finally be Deprogrammed - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 06-24-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Modern Day Slavery - Waun

00:50:14 Ch. 16: Act 8: Showing Up For Racial Justice @ShowUp4RJ - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

00:54:06 Ch. 18: Act 9:  I'm a redneck and I love America - @TheDixonWhite - Air Date: 04-4-15


01:00:01 Ch. 19: Pushback on Rachel Dolezal segments - Adriana from Long Beach, CA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:02:36 Ch. 20: Final comments on the fundamentals of socially constructed cultural norms

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

Activism: Showing Up For Racial Justice @ShowUp4RJ

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Sources/further reading:

"12 Ways to Be a White Ally to Black People” by Janee Woods at The Root

"White Supremacy Culture: From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups” via SURJ

"Take Down the Confederate Flag—Now” by Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic

"Calls to Drop Confederate Emblems Spread Nationwide” via The New York Times

"Before Charleston, Not Many People Wanted To Take Down The Confederate Flag” via FiveThirtyEight.com

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Adreana Langston
    commented 2015-07-02 13:53:30 -0400
    Jay, I just made a donation to show my support of your excellent curation of audio pieces. I am going to share this episode on all my social media platforms. I especially look forward to sharing it on the Google Plus community Black America. There are an unfortunate number of members there clinging to the tired idea that White people do not want to tell the truth about this history of racism. Well, most of the audio pieces features Whites or Jews. Also thank you for mentioning the word gender dysphoria so that people could look up the conditon for themselves.

    What I did not appreciate is you lumping me in with a group to which I did not belong. After talking to some Trans people at Long Beach Pride and after listening to the comments from the episode where you played snippets of my essay, I now use the term Transwomen. At 2015 Pride I learned that transwomen themselves recognize the uniqueness of their particular physical, mental and societal gender situation and call themselves transwomen to reflect that uniqueness. So now I use that term too. Thanks again for the great curation and commentary.
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