#987 The double helix of racial and economic inequality

Air date: 2-2-16

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Today we look at the intersection and roots of systemic racism and institutional poverty in America and the ways in which each supports and bolsters the other

Show Notes

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

00:00:45 Ch. 2: Act 1: The Great Migration - @DecodeDC - Air Date 5-14-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: End of the World - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

00:08:32 Ch. 4: Act 2: Back to Baltimore Witness to History - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-11-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Uprising - Muse

00:12:45 Ch. 6: Act 3: Richard Rothstein on the roots racial segregation in Baltimore - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 12-26-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Segregation - Rankin Scroo

00:21:30 Ch. 8: Act 4: Phil Thompson on the Historical Fight for Civil and Economic Rights - @TheNextSystem Project - Air Date: 6-30-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: N/A

00:25:17 Ch. 10: Act 5: Black College Households Lost Half Their Wealth Despite Degrees - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 8-19-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Lesson Learned - Smooth Jazz All Stars

00:30:42 Ch. 12: Act 6: The legacy of racial, economic inequality - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 12-29-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Only a Pawn In Their Game - Bob Dylan

00:43:47 Ch. 14: Act 7: Working against the Racial Wealth Gap - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 12-8-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Forward - Northbound

00:47:02 Ch. 16: Act 8: Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap w/@AECFNews (Annie E. Casey Fdn) - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - Shihan

00:52:14 Ch. 18: Act 9: Racism is a tool to keep poor white people blaming POC for their problems - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date: 6-19-15


01:01:32 Ch. 19: We are a defacto segregated country - Erin from Philadelphia

01:03:47 Ch. 20: Pulling the Overton window back to the left - Colby from Portland, Oregon

01:07:12 Ch. 21: Thoughts on the effects of structures of business - Jordan from Salt Lake City

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:10:33 Ch. 22: Final comments on the lack of diversity in the voicemails

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

Activism: Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap w/@AECFNews (Annie E. Casey Fdn)

Take Action:

Get Involved with the Annie E. Casey Foundation: Who We Help: Communities

Contact your legislators through OpenStates.org about: ”Investing in Tomorrow”

Sources/further reading:

"Could These Four Policy Changes Close the Racial Wealth Gap?” at Colorlines.org

"UN Experts Catalog Seemingly Endless List of Racial Discrimination in US” at CommonDreams

"The U.S. Supreme Court Barely Saves the Fair Housing Act” at The Atlantic

"Ending the Cycle of Racial Isolation” at The New York Times

"Obama administration to unveil major new rules targeting segregation across U.S.” via The White House

"In Fair Housing Act Case, Supreme Court Backs 'Disparate Impact’ Claims”

“Segregation Now: Investigating America’s Racial Divide” at ProPublica

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 2 reactions

  • Vincent Block
    commented 2016-02-14 23:13:48 -0500
    i think because most listen on their phone, and can call to comment
  • Jonathan Reiss
    commented 2016-02-05 09:54:18 -0500
    Great episode. I really like the show in general but this one stands out.

    Why am I (nearly) the only one who posts comments?
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