Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/07/01) Independence Day, but only for some (Racism)

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Edition #1026

Today we take a look at the history of racial oppression in America from slavery to Jim Crow to The New Jim Crow

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow Part 1 - Leid Stories - Air Date 8-26-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Jim Crow - John Mellencamp

Ch. 4: Act 2: Racism in the United States: By the Numbers - vlogbrothers - Air Date: 01-02-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Listen - Theo Bard

Ch. 6: Act 3: Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow Part 2 - Leid Stories - Air Date 8-26-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: War On Drugs - Fifteen

Ch. 8: Act 4: Clint Smith III - "History Reconsidered" - All Def Poetry - Air Date: 04-14-16

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

Ch. 10: Act 5: Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow Part 3 - Leid Stories - Air Date 8-26-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Winning the War On Drugs - Asylum Street Spankers

Ch. 12: Act 6: Jesse Williams' Powerful BET Awards Speech "We're Done Watching Whiteness Use and Abuse Us" - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 6-28-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Strange Fruit (1939 Single Version) - Billie Holiday

Ch. 14: Act 7: Racism vs Prejudice - Kat Blaque - Air Date: 10-5-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Racism - MYSTAFYA

Ch. 16: Act 8: "What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ Historic Speech - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 07-03-15


Ch. 17: Arguing guns with conservatives - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 18: Reaction to many progressives in the wake of Pulse shooting - David from New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on David’s reaction to commentaries on the Pulse shooting and the launching of this year’s big fundraiser

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

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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