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(2014/03/01) Knowing our history and seeing it echo today (Racism)

Edition #804

Knowing our history and seeing it echo today


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


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

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

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

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

Ch. 5: Song 2: Black Wall Street - The One JP

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

Ch. 7: Song 3: Bury the past - Professional Victims

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

Ch. 9: Song 4: Know Your History (feat. 8 Ball & MJG) - Drumma Boy

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 - Bright Eyes

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 - Enigma

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?) - Sahara Hotnights

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

Ch. 17: Song 8: Racism - Mighty Sparrow

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

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - Shihan

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


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 24: My conversation with Jacob


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



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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