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The United States of Anxiety
Is Love the Most Transformative Political Act?

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 50:46


This MLK Weekend, Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis helps us understand the potential of love in our politics. Then, hear from a student participating in a hunger strike for voting rights. What is it like putting your body on the line when your own Senator is the person standing in the way? Arizona State University sophomore, Michaela Schillinger, takes us through the process of organizing a strike while balancing school, meeting with legislators like Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and a surprising update as the story continues to unfold. Companion listening for this episode:How Martin Luther King, Jr., Changed American Christianity (1/18/2021)What did MLK's uniquely Black theology teach us about the relationship between faith and politics in 2021? "The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.  

ex.haust
[teaser] The True and Only Heaven 9: The Spiritual Discipline Against Resentment

ex.haust

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 9:45


Emmet and John take on the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and his impact on neocons and MLK. Then they look at Lasch's interpretation of MLK's intellectual life and political career. They compare the Southern and Northern Civil Rights campaigns and contemplate the deadlock, in part created by King himself, left in his wake. They close by discussing resentment and its politics. This is a teaser, subscribe to the Patreon to hear the rest! (https://www.patreon.com/exhaust)

Eyes On Whiteness
Eyes On whiteness with Derek Canty

Eyes On Whiteness

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 69:15


"Vulnerability is the core of any self-inward journey....it's been decades of chipping away to get to that vulnerability and to be able to live there. " - Derek CantyDerek Canty is a father of 7, a dedicated partner, a fairy godfather mentor to many and the CEO and founder of Winning Edge, a leadership development company based in Las Vegas.  Today, Derek serves as a coach, and trainer for select non-profit organizations and corporations, assisting them in team building, leadership development, and defining/strengthening their organizational culture. He is also a Covid survivor and former coach to his 3 daughters ‘Snickers' volleyball team.Derek is also the co-founder of College Summit now known as PeerForward, a national social non-profit organization that is based in Washington, DC.  PeerForward's mission is to increase the college enrollment rates of low-income communities across America.  Derek designed “Rap Training,” a leadership development training program for alumni that trains them to motivate and coach peer leaders at summer workshops and at their respective schools.  Over 250 College Summit staff and alumni have gone through the training program.  He has also developed in-school youth development tools for PeerForward that are used in classrooms around the country. Derek spearheaded the initial Diversity & Inclusion initiative and department, where he served as Chief Diversity Officer for 2 years.What is Intersectional Integrity?Intersectional Integrity: Intentional engagement and relationship development with self (the "i"), others (the "they", "them", "we"), and earth ("us"- the animals, plants, waterways, landmasses) that is dynamic/fluid and mindful of varying identities (targeted and non-targeted).If you'd like to support us, we'd greatly appreciate it! We love it when you share the podcast with your friends and leave us a rating and review, anywhere you listen to the podcast.You can also find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhitenessSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhiteness)

This Is Your Afterlife
I've Awoken from This Coma of Whiteness with Bianca Diaz

This Is Your Afterlife

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 43:40


Artist and children's book illustrator Bianca Diaz talks to me about unpacking her identity as a white Latina, the personalities of buildings, and the comfort she'd like to give children with incarcerated parents in See You Soon, her forthcoming book with bestselling author and abolitionist organizer Mariame Kaba. She's also at least the third person to reference What Dreams May Come when describing her hopes for the afterlife, so it might be time to start a This Is Your Afterlife movie club. Get my full convo with Bianca, every installment of the debrief podcast This Is Your Aftershow, and shoutouts in future episodes at https://www.patreon.com/davemaher (patreon.com/davemaher). By joining, you're helping me realize my dream of making this show my living. Follow Bianca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biancadiazart/ (@biancadiazart), visit her website https://www.biancadiaz.com/ (biancadiaz.com), and https://bookshop.org/books/see-you-soon-9781642597639/9781642597639 (pre-order See You Soon)!  Subscribe to my weekly newsletter, https://thisisdavemaher.substack.com/ (Hella Immaculate)! And follow me @thisisdavemaher on https://twitter.com/ThisIsDaveMaher (Twitter), https://www.tiktok.com/@thisisdavemaher (TikTok), and https://www.instagram.com/thisisdavemaher/ (Instagram). --- Transcript: https://app.podscribe.ai/series/1246109 (This Is Your Afterlife on Podscribe) Music = Future: "Use Me" / James Blackshaw: "The Cloud of Unknowing" / Four Tet: "Two Thousand and Seventeen" / Johnnie Frierson: "Miracles" Support this podcast

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.10.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 59:29


  https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-dr-sucharit-bhakdi-these-vaccines-are-killing-the-young-and-the-old-they-are-killing-our-children/5765866 Natural Herbal HPV "Cure" Discovered Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (India), January 5, 2022 Despite the widespread belief that HPV infection is a singularly lethal force against which we only have vaccination defend ourselves, both ancient herbal medicine and our body's inherent immune defenses have newly been confirmed to have significant power against it. A groundbreaking study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention reveals that vaccination and watchful waiting are not the only recourse against HPV infection. The study is believed to be the first of its kind to find an effective and safe therapeutic intervention for the clearance of established cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Moreover, the study confirmed that HPV infection is self-limiting and clears on its own in 73.3% of the untreated placebo group within 37 days. (NEXT) Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, January 8, 2022 Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure - if it's enough exercise, and if it's begun in time, according to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources. To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently retains some plasticity and ability to remodel itself. And the exercise needs to be performed four to five times a week. Two to three times a week was not enough, the researchers found in an earlier study. (NEXT) Aspartame Is Linked To Leukemia And Lymphoma In New Landmark Study On Humans Natural Health Federation, December 28, 2021 As few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans. Importantly, this is the most comprehensive, long-term study ever completed on this topic, so it holds more weight than other past studies which appeared to show no risk. And disturbingly, it may also open the door for further similar findings on other cancers in future studies. (NEXT) Rhodiola defeats chronic fatigue in just one week Uppsala University (Sweden),  January 5, 2022 The ancient Vikings reportedly utilized it for its refreshing powers. The Sherpa mountain people relied on it to help them scale the heights of Mount Everest. Rhodiola rosea, an herb grown in Arctic areas of Asia and Eastern Europe, is relatively little known in modern times – but, it probably should be. Recent scientific studies have consistently shown that rhodiola causes significant improvement in fatigue symptoms – and starts working in less than a week. (NEXT) Trial affirms arginine benefit in erectile dysfunction Università Federico II di Napoli (Italy), January 3 2022. A trial reported  in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation added evidence to a benefit for supplementation with the amino acid L-arginine among men with erectile dysfunction (ED). The findings suggest that L-arginine could serve as an alternative to PDE5 inhibitor drugs used to treat ED which are not always effective or can be associated with side effects. Fifty-one men received two grams L-arginine three times per day and 47 received a placebo for three months. (NEXT) Using smells to boost learning during sleep The authors confirm that the strategic use of aromas while learning and during sleep might improve exam performance — even outside of the laboratory University of Freiburg (Germany), December 24, 2021 In a nutshell, the recent study concludes that if we smell an aroma while we take on new knowledge and then sleep next to a source of that same odor, we will find it easier to recall the information at a later date. To investigate, the scientists recruited 54 students from sixth grade classes in Germany. They asked these participants to keep rose scented sticks next to them while they learned English vocabulary at home. A week after the students first encountered the vocabulary during a school class, they sat an exam. The scientists split half of the students into four experimental groups: Group 1: No exposure to any odor cues. Group 2: Exposure to rose scent while learning at home and during the vocabulary test. Group 3: Exposure to rose scent while learning at home and during each night before the test but not during the test. Group 4: Exposure to rose scent while learning at home, every night before the test, and during the test. (NEXT) (ARTICLE) Woke Culture's Reality Deficit Disorder Richard Gale & Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 7, 2022 If anti-racial wokeness is true, then the more deeply we probe and investigate it, the truer it should appear. This was one of William James' fundamental principles when he made efforts to turn the psychology of his day into a valid science. If James' methodology had not been obliterated by the rise of behaviorism in 1910, psychology would be completely different today. We might actually be treating and curing people of mental disorders without prescribing life-long medications. On the other hand, if DiAngelo's hypothesis is false, the more deeply one investigates, which includes introspection, the more false it will appear. That is where robust inquiry comes in: to determine what is simply true regardless of whatever your personal unsubstantiated and biased beliefs about it might be. What you believe has absolutely no impact upon whether something is true or not. This is also basic Buddhist epistemology that has been repeatedly replicated by contemplatives for several millennia. Neuroscience, including its gross failures and tendencies towards metaphysical realism, has more to tell us about the inherent dangers in White Fragility's doctrine. First, modern brain science has not produced an iota of evidence to confirm that the mind and consciousness are solely a product or output originating in neuron and synaptic activity. None. Contrary to the evidence, most neuroscientists and evolutionary biologists nevertheless embrace this opinion as a settled matter. But it is ridiculous to believe that evolution somehow dragged along our ancient single-celled ancestors until some point was reached when a conscious mind -- a “nothing” that is not observable, not measurable, not quantifiable, without atoms or photons, mass, electric charge or spin – mysteriously arose out of something, such as genes and biomolecular phenomena. Therefore cognitive scientists pretend to know something about the mind and consciousness when in fact they haven't a clue. Although DiAngelo is not stating that socialized racism among Whites is genetically determined, the trajectory of her argument has the potential to lead towards that conclusion. She does consider systemic White racism as being unconscious. Therefore she has moved her social theory into psychology. Since modern psychology today is becoming increasingly informed by the neurosciences, which in turn is being informed by evolutionary biology, it is only a small leap away to find her theory complementing genetic determinism as a means to explain Whiteness' conditioned racism. If her socialized determinism, and that of the neuroscience and evolutionary biology fields, are correct, then it would break the fundamental physical laws of energy conservation and causal efficacy. In effect, DiAngelo is saying White people have no choice. It's socialized chemistry or its socialized chemistry; either way its socialized chemistry.  In effect, DiAngelo is admitting that her own perceptions about reality are fundamentally flawed. Why is that? Dr. Donald Hoffman has been a professor of neuroscience at the University of California at Irvine for over three decades. He has an impeccable background having studied artificial intelligence at MIT. But unlike the vast majority of his colleagues, Hoffman broke ranks and passed beyond neuroscience's 19th century mechanistic base and dared to study modern quantum physics and relativity theory. Theoretical physics is almost anathema in human biological research and medicine, which is why these soft sciences have made so little progress to improve human health and well-being. Hoffman has performed hundreds of thousands of simulations comparing different species and their chances for survival based upon their ability to perceive and comprehend reality more accurately or not. His discoveries are startling and utterly revolutionary. Hoffman discovered, across the board, species that best perceive reality go extinct more rapidly than competing species that only perceive what is necessary for them to remain fit and survive. During an interview following a TED Talk, Hoffman stated, “according to evolution by natural selection,” – and here he is limiting himself solely to evolutionary biological theory and not the various competing theories about the nature of consciousness – “an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of reality but is just tuned to fitness. Never.” In other words, evolution has nothing to do with perceiving reality more clearly, but only to be more fit in order to adapt, survive and procreate. And now physicists are even telling us that the primal cause behind all physical objects may be consciousness itself, which has no association whatsoever with natural selection. For example, Professor Edward Witten, regarded as “the world's smartest” physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, has been compared to Newton and Einstein. Witten doesn't believe science will ever understand consciousness. “I think consciousness will remain a mystery,” Witten stated during a lecture, ”I have a much easier time imagining how we understand the Big Bang than I have imagining how we can understand consciousness.” Or we can listen to Stanford University theoretical physicist Andre Linde: “The current scientific model of the material world obeying laws of physics has been so successful that we forget our starting point as conscious observers, and conclude that matter is the only reality and that perceptions are only helpful for describing it. But in fact, we are substituting the reality of our experience of the universe with a conceptually contrived belief…” One may feel our critique is too abstract with little or no practical application; however to at least conceptually understand race in terms of our sensory perceptions can have enormous benefits to cut through and lessen the false semblances that arise from reality deficit disorder that winds up producing books such as White Fragility. Moreover, contrary to DiAngelo's arguments, British journalist Melanie Phillips offers a clearer understanding for why we should not rely upon the pundits of anti-racial wokeness to save us from ourselves. Despite disagreeing with Phillips on many of her other socio-political positions, she correctly identifies the fundamental flaws being voiced by arrested development wokeness across our campuses and within the corporate wing of the Democrat party. First, it is unable to establish a hierarchy of values and morals. For example, if one refuses to say that any lifestyle or culture is better than another, then it cannot be said that liberalism is better than conservatism or any other ideology.  Consequently, faux liberalism cannot legitimately defend the very principles upon which it defines itself: racial and gender equality, freedom of speech and religion, justice and tolerance, and class struggle.  It contradicts its own principles and follows DiAngelo's footsteps to remove the dignity of the individual, which in the past was at the heart of authentic liberalism and once served as its moral backbone. What we are witnessing therefore in Woke liberalism – and in DiAngelo's reinvention of racism -- is “the strong dominating the weak,” and this is an ill-liberal ideology that is already showing signs of having catastrophic consequences in classrooms and the workplace. Finally, if DiAngelo's theory is correct, then all Whites, without exception, in American history, were unconsciously transmuted into racists starting at the time of their birth. What is her proof? Is there any scientific evidence to support this outrageous claim? Did she consider the lack of sensitivity towards other peoples and races who were victims of racial identity and violence, such as the Jews who experienced genocide at hands of their Nazi overlords? And what would she say against those Whites who have fought against racism throughout the American experience, such as the Abolitionists in the US and UK who put their bodies at great risk?  In principle she is labeling them too as racist despite their fighting, protesting and even dying as committed anti-racists. Many Whites have embraced other races and cultures with open arms; however, DiAngelo wants us to believe this legacy was a sham, because in some strange voodoo way they were unconsciously racist. Is this not the height of hubris and arrogance?

The United States of Anxiety
How to Spot the End of Democracy

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 50:49


On a scale of 1-10, how anxious are you about the state of our democracy? Kai considers when democracy is past its tipping point with New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall. Plus callers tell us how anxious they are about the state of our democracy. Then is the right better at the internet than the left? Senior producer Kousha Navidar reports back. Companion listening for this episode: The Supreme Court v. Our Rights (12/6/2021) Another year of the SCOTUS is coming to a close. But can we still trust our nine appointed justices to be the final arbiters of the law? Listen to the end for our last digital living segment. "The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.07.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 60:40


  Richard Gale & Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 7, 2022 During the past two years, the rise in wokeness and its cancel culture has shocked the sensibilities and moral fabric of the nation. It has fuelled divisions between races, class and economic status, levels of education and political allegiances. However, the anger that wokeness has carried into civil discourse is a symptom of a much deeper causal factor buried in the national psyche; that is, America's pervasive “reality deficit disorder (RDD).” This is a condition that has proliferated across the American landscape since the Age of Enlightenment and the 19th century's advent of scientific materialism as a secular religion.  The proponents of modern behaviorism and the neurosciences are likewise saturated with RDD. The Woke self-congratulating experts and false prophets are its public face.  These are plastic liberal intellectuals who have found reinforced their sense of self-righteousness by spreading the post-modern gospel of Robin DiAngelo's 2018 bestseller White Fragility. Despite the widespread adulation DiAngelo has received from liberal educators, the mega-corporate elite, and the left media, she has managed to jockey herself away from the deep scrutiny her writings and lectures deserve.  An exception is Jonathan Church, author of Reinventing Racism, who brilliantly exposes DiAngelo's flaws and deconstructs her façade of her impartial objectivity.  Church takes a more philosophical offensive to shed light on DiAngelo's implicit biases and contradictions that in turn distort the very ideas she attempts to proselytize. While we agree wholeheartedly with Church's polemic, we would take a more cognitive approach and state that DiAngelo's racial theories of irredeemable Whiteness as an inherent social construct have no basis in reality whatsoever. White Fragility reads like a tantrum by an author with a third-rate intellect who is deeply confused about her own gender and racial identity. “All white people,” DiAngelo wants us to believe, “are invested in and collude with racism.” If you were born White then racism is built into your socialized development and behavior regardless whether your family background is exemplary of racial justice or not. There can be no escape from this curse, DiAngelo suggests, no redemption or purification by fire regardless of how much penitence, public service or charity you perform for the greater good. We wonder whether she would include the indigenous blond hair, blue-eyed Finno-Ugric peoples inhabiting the northern forests and tundra of Scandinavia and Russia's Kola Peninsula as being socially structured and therefore colluding in the world's racism. The author reminds us of someone who has read every published book about chocolate and thus feels qualified to write one of her own despite never having tasted chocolate. Philosophy and postmodern sociology in general, notably the modern philosophies of science and mind, often suffer from this mental affliction. They write books about other philosophers' books who in turn wrote books about their predecessors' scribbling. Right-wing critics of wokeness and certain factions within postmodern Critical Race Theory likewise indulge in a similar cognitive hallucination built upon feeble-minded pre-Galilean superstitions. Their perceptions about themselves and the world, their righteous anger and biases, are similar to dreamscapes, phantoms they have conjured and which can have dire long-term consequences to the welfare of innocent victims prejudiced and canceled by their vitriol and condemnation. There have always been conflicting ideologies, cherished beliefs and inflamed emotions towards racial discrepancies, social order and justice or how the nation should be governed. But today these cognitive afflictions, masquerading as passions and righteous causes have disintegrated into tribalism. This is now fomenting new class and racial distinctions and struggles as well as media turf wars. No one can accurately predict where this collective reality deficit disorder will lead ultimately but it certainly won't contribute to a positive advancement of human well-being. It repeats the old adage of garbage in, garbage out. “The greatest need of our time,” the Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote in his Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, “is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Unless we see we cannot think.”  Merton believed that this “purification must begin with the mass media.”  We would suggest it also begins with our educational institutions. Teachers who embrace White Fragility's social folly and logical fallacies need to introspectively gaze and observe the destructive ataxia nesting in their own minds.  If anyone wonders why the nation is so angry, screaming and protesting, one reason is because the failed neoliberal experiment, the culture of political nepotism, a captured and biased media, and a thoroughly corrupt judiciary have created this horror show. And DiAngelo seemingly wants to gather tinder to keep racial conflagrations burning. "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous," Martin Luther King lamented, "than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." It is our deep ignorance about not first knowing ourselves and appreciating our intrinsic interconnections with each other and the environment that perpetuates the suffering around us. These deeper existential relationships can potentially outsmart and surpass the benefits Critical Race Theory has to offer. Underlying any social structure is to be found cognitive causal relationships. This includes our attachments to whatever accomplishments and failures we experience in our lives through racial identity, which may lead to a reality deficit with all of its superiority complexes, apathy and depression. First, there is sufficient empirical science to reach a consensus that we are a culture that has become habituated to mistaking its unfounded perceptions about itself and the world as reality-based. This applies to our cognitive conceptions of Whiteness, Blackness, Yellowness, etc. Church makes this clear; DiAngelo's use of the term Whiteness is “nebulous” and “vague.”  He points out that her logic falls into a Kafka Trap, referring to Kafka's novel The Trial when an unassuming man is dragged into court and accused for an unspecified crime; subsequently his unwavering denial is itself interpreted as absolute proof that the accusation is true. “Yes, all white people are complicit with racism,” writes DiAngelo, “People will insist that they are not racist… This is the kind of evidence that many white people used to exempt themselves from that system. It is not possible to be exempt from it.” Consequently, for DiAngelo, Whites can only speak about their “whiteness” in terms of how it reinforces an implicit racism within the social system. But from a neuro-scientific perspective, all colored racisms are skewed perceptions of reality. For example, when we gaze into a deep azure sky we immediately assume there is physical blue over our heads. However, there are no blue-colored photons reaching our retinas. Rather, our brains receive the emitted photons and through a complex channeling of information from the eye to the visual cortex. The brain then Photoshops the color azure and projects it through our glance into the empty space of the sky. The same is true whether we gaze at a verdant forest canopy, a fiery sunset, the fluorescent, shimmering hues of a fanning peacock's feathers or observing an African, Asian or European person crossing the street. There is nothing mysterious behind this; it is visual brain science 101. No neuroscientist questions this visual phenomenon.  We reify the sensory stimuli the brain receives from the objective world and then grasp and cling to these as being factually real. Theoretically race may be understood as only a conventional or relative appearance arising to our mental perceptions. No absolute objective claims can be made about it; therefore, there cannot be any absolute analyses or one-size-fits-all solutions for confronting racism either. In striking contrast to White Fragility's cognitive deficiencies, we may consider an argument posed by the great Jewish German existentialist Martin Buber. Buber speaks of an I-You relationship when we engage with another person as another subject instead of as an object. There's a subject there, and that subject is every bit as real as the subject over here. For example, as much as I might care about my own well-being, then so does another person. To transcend White Fragility's divisions and its many shortcomings, which relate to others as I-Its -- as mere objects -- we simply need to be aware of Buber's advice, and become fully engaged with that reality. Buber highlights this as a profoundly existential problem in modern society. It is debilitating.  It is dehumanizing, although for DiAngelo and the cancel culture preserving racial I-It relationships is not only valid but essential. When we regard others simply in terms of whether the color of their skin is appealing or unappealing, pleasant or unpleasant, superior or inferior, and so forth we are bifurcating impressions that have no substance in reality. We are simply treating other sentient beings as if they have no more sentience, no more subjectivity, no more presence from their own side than a robot or computer. But that seems fine for DiAngelo and her tragic dehumanizing dogma. If DiAngelo were unintelligent or had severe brain damage, we might understand and would certainly sympathize. But she -- and we would argue many of those who would carry White Fragility's banner into school classrooms -- are likely very educated people. That is the calamity and the clear evidence for the deep-seated spiritual impoverishment when a person is viewed as nothing more than the race of their physical bodies. If anti-racial wokeness is true, then the more deeply we probe and investigate it, the truer it should appear. This was one of William James' fundamental principles when he made efforts to turn the psychology of his day into a valid science. If James' methodology had not been obliterated by the rise of behaviorism in 1910, psychology would be completely different today. We might actually be treating and curing people of mental disorders without prescribing life-long medications. On the other hand, if DiAngelo's hypothesis is false, the more deeply one investigates, which includes introspection, the more false it will appear. That is where robust inquiry comes in: to determine what is simply true regardless of whatever your personal unsubstantiated and biased beliefs about it might be. What you believe has absolutely no impact upon whether something is true or not. This is also basic Buddhist epistemology that has been repeatedly replicated by contemplatives for several millennia. Neuroscience, including its gross failures and tendencies towards metaphysical realism, has more to tell us about the inherent dangers in White Fragility's doctrine. First, modern brain science has not produced an iota of evidence to confirm that the mind and consciousness are solely a product or output originating in neuron and synaptic activity. None. Contrary to the evidence, most neuroscientists and evolutionary biologists nevertheless embrace this opinion as a settled matter. But it is ridiculous to believe that evolution somehow dragged along our ancient single-celled ancestors until some point was reached when a conscious mind -- a “nothing” that is not observable, not measurable, not quantifiable, without atoms or photons, mass, electric charge or spin – mysteriously arose out of something, such as genes and biomolecular phenomena. Therefore cognitive scientists pretend to know something about the mind and consciousness when in fact they haven't a clue. Although DiAngelo is not stating that socialized racism among Whites is genetically determined, the trajectory of her argument has the potential to lead towards that conclusion. She does consider systemic White racism as being unconscious. Therefore she has moved her social theory into psychology. Since modern psychology today is becoming increasingly informed by the neurosciences, which in turn is being informed by evolutionary biology, it is only a small leap away to find her theory complementing genetic determinism as a means to explain Whiteness' conditioned racism. If her socialized determinism, and that of the neuroscience and evolutionary biology fields, are correct, then it would break the fundamental physical laws of energy conservation and causal efficacy. In effect, DiAngelo is saying White people have no choice. It's socialized chemistry or its socialized chemistry; either way its socialized chemistry.  In effect, DiAngelo is admitting that her own perceptions about reality are fundamentally flawed. Why is that? Dr. Donald Hoffman has been a professor of neuroscience at the University of California at Irvine for over three decades. He has an impeccable background having studied artificial intelligence at MIT. But unlike the vast majority of his colleagues, Hoffman broke ranks and passed beyond neuroscience's 19th century mechanistic base and dared to study modern quantum physics and relativity theory. Theoretical physics is almost anathema in human biological research and medicine, which is why these soft sciences have made so little progress to improve human health and well-being. Hoffman has performed hundreds of thousands of simulations comparing different species and their chances for survival based upon their ability to perceive and comprehend reality more accurately or not. His discoveries are startling and utterly revolutionary. Hoffman discovered, across the board, species that best perceive reality go extinct more rapidly than competing species that only perceive what is necessary for them to remain fit and survive. During an interview following a TED Talk, Hoffman stated, “according to evolution by natural selection,” – and here he is limiting himself solely to evolutionary biological theory and not the various competing theories about the nature of consciousness – “an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of reality but is just tuned to fitness. Never.” In other words, evolution has nothing to do with perceiving reality more clearly, but only to be more fit in order to adapt, survive and procreate. And now physicists are even telling us that the primal cause behind all physical objects may be consciousness itself, which has no association whatsoever with natural selection. For example, Professor Edward Witten, regarded as “the world's smartest” physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, has been compared to Newton and Einstein. Witten doesn't believe science will ever understand consciousness. “I think consciousness will remain a mystery,” Witten stated during a lecture, ”I have a much easier time imagining how we understand the Big Bang than I have imagining how we can understand consciousness.” Or we can listen to Stanford University theoretical physicist Andre Linde: “The current scientific model of the material world obeying laws of physics has been so successful that we forget our starting point as conscious observers, and conclude that matter is the only reality and that perceptions are only helpful for describing it. But in fact, we are substituting the reality of our experience of the universe with a conceptually contrived belief…” One may feel our critique is too abstract with little or no practical application; however to at least conceptually understand race in terms of our sensory perceptions can have enormous benefits to cut through and lessen the false semblances that arise from reality deficit disorder that winds up producing books such as White Fragility. Moreover, contrary to DiAngelo's arguments, British journalist Melanie Phillips offers a clearer understanding for why we should not rely upon the pundits of anti-racial wokeness to save us from ourselves. Despite disagreeing with Phillips on many of her other socio-political positions, she correctly identifies the fundamental flaws being voiced by arrested development wokeness across our campuses and within the corporate wing of the Democrat party. First, it is unable to establish a hierarchy of values and morals. For example, if one refuses to say that any lifestyle or culture is better than another, then it cannot be said that liberalism is better than conservatism or any other ideology.  Consequently, faux liberalism cannot legitimately defend the very principles upon which it defines itself: racial and gender equality, freedom of speech and religion, justice and tolerance, and class struggle.  It contradicts its own principles and follows DiAngelo's footsteps to remove the dignity of the individual, which in the past was at the heart of authentic liberalism and once served as its moral backbone. What we are witnessing therefore in Woke liberalism – and in DiAngelo's reinvention of racism -- is “the strong dominating the weak,” and this is an ill-liberal ideology that is already showing signs of having catastrophic consequences in classrooms and the workplace. Finally, if DiAngelo's theory is correct, then all Whites, without exception, in American history, were unconsciously transmuted into racists starting at the time of their birth. What is her proof? Is there any scientific evidence to support this outrageous claim? Did she consider the lack of sensitivity towards other peoples and races who were victims of racial identity and violence, such as the Jews who experienced genocide at hands of their Nazi overlords? And what would she say against those Whites who have fought against racism throughout the American experience, such as the Abolitionists in the US and UK who put their bodies at great risk?  In principle she is labeling them too as racist despite their fighting, protesting and even dying as committed anti-racists. Many Whites have embraced other races and cultures with open arms; however, DiAngelo wants us to believe this legacy was a sham, because in some strange voodoo way they were unconsciously racist. Is this not the height of hubris and arrogance?

House of Modern History
Die Konstruktion von Whiteness – Einwanderung in die USA

House of Modern History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 42:44


Im Einwanderungsgesetz (Naturalization Law) von 1790 wurde festgeschrieben, dass freie weiße Menschen in die Vereinigten Staaten einreisen dürfen und auch die Staatsbürgerschaft bekommen konnten. Doch das war nicht so inklusiv, wie es erscheinen mag auf den ersten Blick. Wer gilt wann als weiß und wer nicht? darüber sprechen wir in der Folge anhand der Migration in die USA. In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts kommen aufgrund von unterschiedlichen Geschehnisse auf dem europäischen Kontinent viele irische und Deutsche Migrant:innen. Konflikte aus der Metropole werden mit in die "neue Welt genommen". Und so wird versucht die Iren als nicht ganz so weiß und eine eigene "race" zu beschreiben: sie waren Kelten im Vergleich zu den Briten, die zu den Anglo-Sachsen gehörten. Als dann die aber Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts viele Migrant:innen aus beispielsweise Osteuropa und Italien kamen hat sich die Stellung der Iren verändert. Hier wird dann versucht wissenschaftlich zu beweisen, dass diese neuen Migrant:innen einer anderen "race" angehören, was bestimmte Charakteristika implizierte. Die Stellung der irischen Immigrierten ändert sich. Diese wissenschaftlichen Abhandlungen werden dann immer mehr und daraus ergibt sich dann der wissenschaftliche Zwei der Eugenik. In den 1920er/1930er Jahren wird dann ein neuer Begriff für weiß eingeführt: Kaukasisch. Dieser soll wissenschaftlich fundierte Erkenntnisse suggerieren. Was dies genau beutetet erfahrt ihr in der Folge. Wer Gast sein möchte, Fragen oder Feedback hat, kann dieses gerne an houseofmodernhistory@gmail.com oder auf Twitter an @houseofModHist richten. Literatur: Bayor, Ronald H. (ed): Race and Ethnicity in America. A Concise History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. Bell, Duncan: Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. Boas, Franz: Race, Language, and Culture. 1910. Bolden, Tonya: Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America. Abrams, 2014. de Gobineau, Joseph Arthur: Versuch über die Ungleichheit der Menschenrassen. 1853-1855. Etzemüller, Thomas: Henning von Rittersdorf: Das Deutsche Schicksal. Erinnerung eines Rasseanthropologens. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2021. Gardner, Martha Mabie: Working on White Womanhood: White Working Women in the San Francisco Anti-Chinese Movement, 1877-1890. Journal of Social History Vol 33 No 1, 1999, pp. 73-95. Gover, Angela R; Harper, Shannon B. & Langton, Lynn: Anti-Asian Hate Crime During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Exploring the Reproduction of Inequality. American Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 45, 2020, pp. 647-667. Jacobson, Matthew Frye: Lecture: Whiteness and the Normative American Citizen, 2014: https://youtu.be/r_WbWd4fw4g Jacobson, Matthew Frye: Whiteness of a different color: European immigrants and the alchemy of race Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. Jew, Victor: “Chinese Demons”: The Violent Articulation of Chinese Otherness and Interracial Sexuality in the U.S. Midwest, 1885-1889. Journal of Social History Vol 73, No 2, 2003, pp. 389-410. Lepore, Jill: These Truths. A History of the United States. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. Painter, Nell Irvin: The History of White People. New York, 2010. Ripley, Z. William: The Races of Europe. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1899. Whitman, James Q.: Hitlers amerikanisches Vorbild: Wie die USA die Rassengesetze der Nationalsozialisten inspirierten. C. H. Beck, 2018.

Eyes On Whiteness
Eyes On whiteness with Dr. Adam Falkner

Eyes On Whiteness

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 76:42


"Love and healing, real healing, happens at the rupture." - Dr. Adam Falkner, who shall get a t-shirt with this brilliance on it!Join us to listen to this powerful conversation about Adam's takes on Intersectional Integrity! Dr. Adam Falkner is a writer, educator, and race & equity strategist.  He identifies as a White Queer Cis Man. He is the author of The Willies (Winner of the 2020 Midwestern Independent Book Award), and his work has been featured on programming for HBO, in The Guardian, The New York Times, and elsewhere.  A former high school English teacher in New York City's public schools, Adam's pedagogy and research focus on understanding how performance, storytelling and technology work to foster empathy in individuals and organizations.  Adam is a Senior Consultant with Jennifer Brown Consulting, and holds over a decade of cross-industry experience building racial equity strategies and creative cultural programming for corporate, academic and nonprofit partners. He has held residencies and teaching appointments at Pinterest, Vassar College, The National Park Service, The Pahara Institute, The Public Theater, and elsewhere.  He was a keynote performer at President Obama's Grassroots Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, and holds a PhD in English & Education from Columbia University.A reminder, we asked our guests to answer "What is Intersectional Integrity to you? Adam's conversation is glorious. Don't miss it!If you'd like to support us, we'd greatly appreciate it! We love it when you share the podcast with your friends and leave us a rating and review, anywhere you listen to the podcast.You can also find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhiteness#EyesOnWhitenessPodcast#EyesOnWhiteness#Transmutingwhitesupremacyandpatriarchy#Twsp[Image description- a black and white illustrated logo for Eyes On whiteness featuring many different eyes and the words Eyes On whiteness on the bottom right corner as a frame around the words "Love and healing, real healing, happens at the rupture. - Dr. Adam Falkner" and on the top left a black box that says "Season 2: Intersectional Integrity?"]If you'd like to support us, we'd greatly appreciate it! We love it when you share the podcast with your friends and leave us a rating and review, anywhere you listen to the podcast.You can also find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhitenessSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhiteness)

thethrasherway's podcast
IT IS THEIR WHITENESS...

thethrasherway's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 8:45


THEY ARE LACKING SELENIUM BASED MELANIN IN THEIR WHITE BODIES, THEIR NERVOUS SYSTEM AND THEIR WHITE BRAINS...

The United States of Anxiety
Lynn Nottage: Unexpected Optimist

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 51:05


Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat, Clyde's) breaks down her remarkable career and shares how, as an optimist at heart, she finds the light and resilience in unexpected stories. Plus, she tells host Kai Wright about her hopes for the future of theater and her interest in making the medium accessible and meeting people where they are. Companion listening for this episode: Can America Be Redeemed? (7/5/2021) Eddie Glaude and Imani Perry consider the question through the work of James Baldwin and Richard Wright. Plus: How our country could enter a period of “post-traumatic growth.” "The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Headscarves and Good Yarns
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 03-01-2022 - history of whiteness pt 2

Headscarves and Good Yarns

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 55:15


This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin http://oar.org.nz

Third Space with Jen Cort
White Educators Discuss Allyship (and beyond) With Black Practitioners

Third Space with Jen Cort

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 53:58


Kristen Tubman grew up and lives in Baltimore, though she was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has spent the last 15 years teaching Spanish and engaging in Diversity & Equity work with 6th-12th grade students. Additionally, Kristen facilitates and learns with adults in various white affinity groups and workshops on a wide range of topics including Anti-racism, Whiteness, and Privilege. She has also been honored to be a co-planner of the Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference for high-schoolers and the Middle School Student Leadership in Diversity Conference, both of which are led by brilliant student facilitators. She is always excited to learn more, to engage in dialogue, and to grow from feedback. Jonathan Fichter has been teaching for 17 years, 14 of which have been in independent schools. Jonathan trained as a dialog facilitator in Challenging Racism's Learning To Lead program. Along with Kristen Tubman, he co-facilitates the Accomplices in Action series under the leadership of The Wells Collective. He has two elementary-age children. Jonathan also works with Washington, DC's chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice and participates in local housing justice groups.Kristen and Jonathan reference the Wells Collective, follow their work at https://www.thewellscollective.com

We need to talk about whiteness podcast
We Need To Talk About Whiteness - With Dr Dionne Taylor

We need to talk about whiteness podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 50:38


Ep49: Whiteness and colourism - Dr Dionne Taylor is a Senior lecturer at Birmingham City University where she teaches Sociology and Black studies and is the MA Black Studies Course leader. Dionne's research looks at the lived experiences of young Black British women's interpretation and engagement with representations of Black womanhood and she was recently in conversation with Little Mix's Leigh- Anne Pinnock for her BBC documentary “Colourism and Me”. She joins me to discuss the roots of colourism, representations of blackness - and whiteness, and THAT Little Mix controversy....

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1402 Racism or Classism? Caste Explains that it is Both (Repost)

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 90:16


Original Air Date 3/6/2021 Today we take a look at the origins of race and the building of a caste system in the US based largely on the lessons from Isabel Wilkerson, author of "Caste: The Origins of our Discontent" Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript MEMBERSHIP, Gift Memberships and Donations! Want to advertise/sponsor the show? Details -> advertisecast.com/BestoftheLeft SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: John Biewen: The lie that invented racism - TED - Air Date 11-1-20 To understand and eradicate racist thinking, start at the beginning. That's what journalist and documentarian John Biewen did, leading to a trove of surprising and thought-provoking information on the "origins" of race. Ch. 2: Made in America (Seeing White, Part 3) - Scene on Radio - Air Date 3-16-17 Chattel slavery in the US, with its distinctive · and strikingly cruel · laws and structures, took shape over many decades in colonial America. The innovations that built American slavery are inseparable from the construction of Whiteness as we know it. Ch. 3: The Invention of Race - Throughline - Air Date 11-19-20 During a time when race-based science and the eugenics movement were becoming mainstream, anthropologist Franz Boas actively sought to prove that race was a social construct, not a biological fact. Ch. 4: Caste in America with Isabel Wilkerson - Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes - Air Date 8-11-20 Does the United States have a caste system? In her research on the Jim Crow South, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/author Isabel Wilkerson found that the word ·racism· fell far short in capturing the depth and totality of oppression people existed under Ch. 5: It's More Than Racism Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System - Fresh Air - Air Date 8-4-20 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson says racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Instead, she prefers to refer to America as having a "caste" system. Ch. 6: “Theodore W. Allen -- Theses on ‘The Invention of the White Race' and Lessons from Three Crises” - Jeffrey B. Perry - Air Date 12-18-14 This brief video presents three of Theodore W. Allen's theses related to the invention of the “white race” and his important analysis of the white supremacy's role in beating back struggles from below in three great crises in U.S. history. Ch. 7: Isabel Wilkerson wants to change how we understand race in America - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 8-24-20 A new way of thinking about race and class with Isabel Wilkerson. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: The Invention of Race Part 2 - Throughline - Air Date 11-19-20 During a time when race-based science and the eugenics movement were becoming mainstream, anthropologist Franz Boas actively sought to prove that race was a social construct, not a biological fact. Ch. 9: It's More Than Racism Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System Part 2 - Fresh Air - Air Date 8-4-20 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson says racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Instead, she prefers to refer to America as having a "caste" system. VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: Thoughts on the bonus material - Kim from Montana FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE:  Description: Black chalkboard background with the word "CASTE" written in white   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

The United States of Anxiety
What Does Black Ambition Sound Like?

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 50:48


James Reese Europe was already famous when he enlisted to fight in World War I. But the band he took to the frontlines — as part of the famous 369th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters — thurst him, and Black American music, onto the global stage. Moran sits down at the piano to show Kai how Europe's band changed music, and how jazz carries the resilient sound of Black history and ambition in America.  Companion listening for this episode: The ‘Beautiful Experiments' Left Out of Black History (2/8/2021) Saidiya Hartman introduces Kai to the young women whose radical lives were obscured by respectability politics, in the second installment of our Future of Black History series.   “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

You Have Permission
Evangelicalism is Deconstructing Itself (#141)

You Have Permission

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 97:45


I'm joined today by Dr. David P. Gushee (University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University) to discuss the emerging scholarship coming from within Evangelicalism. We focus our conversation on a series of books that challenge the classic Bebbington Quadrilateral's self-definition of evangelicalism, including Jesus and John Wayne, the Color of Compromise, David's own book After Evangelicalism, and more. We cover topics like Christian worldview, whiteness, Americanism, and the intellectual underpinnings of Evangelicalism. David offers his picture of Jesus: “Apocalyptic profit, lynched Son of God, and risen Lord”. David's Website: https://davidpgushee.com/ 
David's Books: https://davidpgushee.com/books/
 Deconstruction of American Evangelicalism Article: https://davidpgushee.com/the-deconstruction-of-american-evangelicalism/ 
Baptist News Global Article: https://baptistnews.com/article/a-conservative-resurgence-in-u-s-catholicism/#.YcYu4hPMLOQ

Other Books: Jesus and John Wayne: https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-John-Wayne-Evangelicals-Corrupted/dp/1631495739/ref=asc_df_1631495739/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=509032833991&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2979242115882482512&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9023209&hvtargid=pla-920120626796&psc=1 The Making of Biblical Womanhood: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Biblical-Womanhood-Subjugation-Became/dp/1587434709/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+making+of+biblical+womanhood&qid=1640546128&s=books&sprefix=making+of+bi%2Cstripbooks%2C107&sr=1-1 The Color of Compromise: https://www.amazon.com/Color-Compromise-American-Churchs-Complicity/dp/0310113601/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=color+of+compromise+by+jemar+tisby&qid=1640546165&s=books&sprefix=color+of+com%2Cstripbooks%2C103&sr=1-1 Taking America Back For God: https://www.amazon.com/Taking-America-Back-God-Nationalism/dp/0190057882/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=taking+america+back+for+god+whitehead&qid=1640546200&s=books&sprefix=taking+amer%2Cstripbooks%2C101&sr=1-2 After Christianity (David's Book): https://davidpgushee.com/book/after-evangelicalism-the-path-to-a-new-christianity/ Worldview Theory, Whiteness, and the Future of Evangelical Faith: https://www.amazon.com/Worldview-Theory-Whiteness-Future-Evangelical/dp/197870819X?asin=197870819X&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1 Follow Dan on IG: www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by sprungle.co/

Common Good Podcast
Common Good Faith - Advent: the Season of Hopeful Longing

Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 53:39


Doug Pagitt, Stephany Rose Spaulding, Laura Truax and Dominique Gilliard close out this season of Common Good Faith by reflecting on the meaning of Advent and Christmas.   Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine's 2019 Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” Gilliard's new book, Subversive Witness: Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege was released in August of 2021 to rave reviews. @DDGilliard     //      facebook.com/dominique.dg.7   Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and serves on the Seminary Advisory Board at the University of Dubuque. Dr. Truax holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians.    @revtruax     //     facebook.com/laura.truax1   Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).   @drstephanyrose     //      facebook.com/stephanyrose    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

Eyes On Whiteness
Eyes on whiteness with amara tabor-smith

Eyes On Whiteness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 64:17


"We are in the apocalypse, give thanks!"- amara tabor-smith in reflecting on the truth being revealed in these times. Join us as amara shares her brilliant perspectives on what Intersectional Integrity is to her. amara tabor-smith (she/her/they/we) is a black, queer woman born and raised on unceded Ramaytush (Rah-MAH-Tush)  Ohlone land currently known as San Francisco, and now lives on unceded Huichin (Hoo-Chin) Lisjan (Lih-Shan) Ohlone land currently known as Oakland, CA. She is a choreographer, performance maker, and cultural worker who describes her work as Conjure Art. Her interdisciplinary, site-responsive, performance making practice utilizes Yoruba Ifá and Lukumí spiritual technologies to address issues of social and environmental justice, racism, gender identity, and belonging. Her work is rooted in black, queer feminist principles that insist on liberation, joy, and well-being in the afro NOW.  amara seeks to create performance experiences where audience and performers converge to experience mutual vulnerability and transformation. She is the artistic director of Deep Waters Dance Theater. Her current multi-year project House/Full of Blackwomen created in collaboration with Ellen Sebastian Chang and a collective of black women artists and activists, addresses the displacement, well-being, and sex trafficking of black women and girls in Oakland. She is a 2021 Rainin Fellow, a 2019 Dance/USA Fellow, 2018 United States Artist Fellow, 2018 recipient of KQED's “Bay Brilliant” award, and a 2017 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Fellow. amara is currently an artist in residence at Stanford University.What is Intersectional Integrity?Intersectional Integrity: Intentional engagement and relationship development with self (the "i"), others (the "they", "them", "we"), and earth ("us"- the animals, plants, waterways, landmasses) that is dynamic/fluid and mindful of varying identities (targeted and non-targeted).If you'd like to support us, we'd greatly appreciate it! We love it when you share the podcast with your friends and leave us a rating and review, anywhere you listen to the podcast.You can also find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhitenessSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhiteness)

RN Arts - ABC RN
Breaking the myths of whiteness in classical sculpture

RN Arts - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 53:34


What if the use of white in classical sculpture was just a construct? For the ancient Greeks and Romans, sculptures were brightly-coloured affairs, clad in vivid red gowns with red lips, and pink or olive skin. Now scholars and artists want us to see that, too.

The Art Show
Breaking the myths of whiteness in classical sculpture

The Art Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 53:34


What if the use of white in classical sculpture was just a construct? For the ancient Greeks and Romans, sculptures were brightly-coloured affairs, clad in vivid red gowns with red lips, and pink or olive skin. Now scholars and artists want us to see that, too.

The United States of Anxiety
Face the Darkness, Welcome the Light

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 50:07


Do you need a revival?  On the longest night of the year, join us to celebrate Yalda, a poetic Persian tradition. Then, a conversation about those we've lost with jazz and gospel artist Gregory Porter.   Here's the translation of the Hafez poem read by Armen Davoudian at the end of our show: Ghazal 43 (Hafez) The orchard charms our hearts, and chatter when our dearest friends appear – is sweet; God bless the time of roses! To drink our wine among the roses here – is sweet! Our souls' scent sweetens with each breeze; ah yes, the sighs that lovers hear – are sweet. Sing, nightingale! Rosebuds unopened yet will leave you, and your fear – is sweet; Dear singer of the night, for those in love your sad lament is clear – and sweet. The world's bazaar contains no joy, except the libertine's; food cheer – is sweet! I heard the lilies say, “The world is old, to take things lightly here – is sweet.” Hafez, the happy heart ignores the world; don't think dominion here – is sweet. — Translated by Dick Davis in Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shriaz (Penguin)   You can watch the live-streamed Yalda event mentioned in the show. Here is the information: Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 9PM Eastern/ 6PM, PST Instagram:  @iraniandiaspora studies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CenterforIranianDiasporaStudies YouTube: Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies  “Celebrating Shab-e Yalda” is a pre-recorded event premiering on the longest night of the year, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM. This very special program includes poetry reading and a performance from Paris-based opera singer and composer Ariana Vafadari and California-based singer Sima Shahverdi, as well as a ceremonial lighting of candles to bring light and warmth to this night. Co-presented by The Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University and the Diaspora Arts Connection, this is a free event and no registration is required. All you have to do is tune in to our Facebook, Instagram, and/or YouTube channels on the evening of December 21 to watch.   Companion Listening: How the Dead Still Speak to Us (11/1/2021) This Halloween, we reveal its history and why connecting to the dead is important to so many, from Ireland, to Mexico, to NYC. Plus a guided meditation to help you connect, too.   “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.  We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Resist and Restore
On Whiteness and Faith w/ Bryant Burkhart (Ep 47)

Resist and Restore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 58:07


The pastors begin this episode with a little talkback from the previous episode. Then, Jonny interviews our friend Bryant Burkhart about his seminary studies. They discuss what whiteness is, letting go of whiteness, hope for a postracial society, and tons more. As always, we end with a little Show and Tell: The Creation of Man (2017), A dialogue with the Crucified God by Richard Rohr, and The Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown. //Notes// - Interview with Bryant - Bryant's Twitter: @bryant_burkhart - Spiritual Show and Tell - The Creation of Man (2017) Giclee: https://www.birthundisturbed.com/the-creation-of-man A Dialogue with the Crucified God – Richard Rohr https://www.stathanasiuscarluke.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/A-Dialogue.pdf Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Heart-Meaningful-Connection-Experience/dp/0399592555 //About this Podcast// Resist and Restore is a podcast by Circle of Hope. We're extending the table of our dialogue! Tune in bi-weekly as the Circle of Hope pastors—Rachel, Julie, and Jonny—sit down to dialogue about faith, God, Jesus, the spiritual life, and everything in between. Available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more. //Contact Us// Website: https://circleofhope.church Email: ResistandRestorePodcast@circleofhope.net IG/TW: @circleofhopenet YouTube: https://youtube.com/circleofhope FB: https://fb.me/CircleofHopePhillyRegion Help keep the show running! Contribute at: https://circleofhope.church/share

We need to talk about whiteness podcast
We Need To Talk About Whiteness - with Adelaide Damoah

We need to talk about whiteness podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 69:27


Ep 48: Whiteness in Art - Adelaide Damoah is a British-Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist, who uses investigative practices spanning painting, performance, collage, image transfer and photographic processes, to interrogate colonialism, spirituality and intersectional feminism. Since her debut exhibition ‘Black Brits' in 2006, she has exhibited in shows nationally and internationally from Lagos to Cannes. She is a founding member of the Black British Female artist (BBFA) Collective and a co-founder of the Intersectional Feminist (INFEMS) Art Collective, and in 2019, she became the first black artist to be appointed an academician of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). She joins me to talk whiteness in art, who curates what gets appreciated and her body as a canvas. Note: This episode was recorded in June 2021 so some events are now in the past.

The United States of Anxiety
Talking About Racism Is an Act of Love

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 49:43


Three men — White, Black, and Asian — discuss the nuances of identity that divide this country. A bonus episode, introducing a new podcast we love: “Some of My Best Friends Are…” Our host Kai Wright talks with Khalil Gibran Muhammed about the new show. And we share an episode in which Khalil and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in '80s, talk with New York Times journalist and author Jay Caspian Kang about his new memoir, The Loneliest Americans, and his experience growing up Asian in America.    Companion Listening: Listen to more episodes of the Some of My Best Friends Are... Podcast: “Some of My Best Friends Are… is a podcast hosted by Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1980s. Today a Harvard professor and an award-winning journalist, Khalil and Ben still go to each other to talk about their experiences with the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. In Some of My Best Friends Are... with Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Ben Austen, they invite listeners into their unfiltered conversations about growing up together in a deeply-divided country, and navigating that divide as it exists today."   “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Eyes On Whiteness
Eyes on whiteness: We're Back!

Eyes On Whiteness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 79:39


In our kick-off for season 2, Diedra and Maureen start with our excitement for the incredible season ahead.  We share the theme of this season "What does Intersectional Integrity mean to you?"This episode is the two of us in conversation about what Intersectional Integrity means to us, as we practice the work of Transmuting white supremacy and patriarchy. Listeners get a peek into our current (that day's) thinking of what comes up for us as we think about this concept.What is Intersectional Integrity?Intersectional Integrity: Intentional engagement and relationship development with self (the "i"), others (the "they", "them", "we"), and earth ("us"- the animals, plants, waterways, landmasses) that is dynamic/fluid and mindful of varying identities (targeted and non-targeted).If you'd like to support us, we'd greatly appreciate it! We love it when you share the podcast with your friends and leave us a rating and review, anywhere you listen to the podcast. You can also find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhitenessWe love you, thank you, and are excited to welcome you to Season 2!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/eyesonwhiteness)

The United States of Anxiety
A Year of Performing Humanity, Reviewed

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 50:10


A.O. Scott, co-chief film critic of the New York Times, helps us review the year in culture. What can we learn about our struggling effort to live together from this year's art? Then, a conversation with WQXR's Terrance McKnight about the life and legacy of famed contralto, Marian Anderson. The List Here's a crowd-sourced list of 2021's defining art gathered from listeners and our guest. If you have a suggestion tweet us at #USofAnxiety.  Film Inside Passing The Closer  Television Squid Game  Music Marian Anderson--Beyond the Music (This is what we discussed in the last part of the episode)  Art The Shape of Things by Carrie Mae Weems Cultural Trends Non-Fungible Tokens   Companion Listening: Actor Daniel Kaluuya's Road to Revolutionary (3/4/2021) Kai talks to the “Judas and the Black Messiah” star about his award-winning portrayal of Fred Hampton and the legacy of the Black Panther Party.   “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Fully Automated
Episode 35: Race and Anti-Politics, with Christine Louis-Dit-Sully

Fully Automated

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 100:01


Hello friends! Its beginning to look a lot of like Christmas, and what better way to mark the occasion than with another episode of Fully Automated! Today, we are very excited to bring you this episode with Christine Louis Dit Sully, author of the recent book, Transcending Racial Divisions: Will You Stand By Me? (Zero Books, 2021). Christine Louis-Dit-Sully grew up in an immigrant family, in the 93rd arrondissement of Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis — an area of France known for its racial diversity, its poverty, and its complicated relationship with law enforcement. She spent nearly 20 years as an academic in the discipline of Biology. She then left the sciences, and turned to the study of politics, focusing specifically on issues of race, identity, social justice and the demand for ‘safe spaces' in British and American universities. Today, she lives in the Black Forest region of Germany. In the introduction to Transcending Racial Divisions, Louis-Dit-Sully writes that, for her, questions about race and racism are both a “political and a personal concern.” She goes on to discuss the common belief that the advance of social liberalism in the west has meant real progress for racial minorities. The problem with this myth, she notes, is that today we are much less likely to see members of racial groupings as distinct individuals, with their own unique identities. Instead, we have seen the rise of so-called identity politics, and a tendency to see individuals first and foremost as members of a race. Indeed, she notes, in her personal experience, she is seen once again today as a black woman, whose “opinions and beliefs are apparently determined by her race.” Historically, racial thinking has been a hallmark of the right. However, worryingly, today it is also an increasingly common phenomena on the left. Now, some will say the left has good faith motivations in this turn. After all, given the history of racism, it is not entirely unfair to assume that the victims of racism might have something to say on the matter. Yet, she states, here we run into the problem of anti-politics. Because if we are ever to create real equality, we require the kind of power that can come only from a universalistic form of solidarity. However, the contemporary left's embrace of standpoint epistemology — the belief that an idea can be understood only from the standpoint of a certain group identity — means that groups are seen as immutable, and immune to the passage of time. Whiteness, for example, is equated with original sin, and blackness equated with injury, and perpetual victimhood. If this is true, she says, then politics itself — that is, our very ability to imagine political change — is destroyed. Clearly then, if we are to discover a universalistic basis for solidarity, we must find new ways of understanding the world. And, for Louis-Dit-Sully, this means a return to Marx.

Bad Faith
Episode 132 Promo - Solving The "Whiteness" Problem

Bad Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 16:38


Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Lots of pundits have lots of thoughts and feelings about how to fix the Democrats' messaging problems. A recent Jacobin study charted one path forward, "Shorism" offers another. This week, Brie spoke to Professor Ian Haney López, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at UC Berkeley, and the author of Merge Left: Fusing Race & Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America, as well as Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. Unlike many other prognosticators, Professor López real-world studies to confirm that a race-class message works best on persuadable voters. Briahna and Professor López unpack the merits of a race-class message, the risks of using academic descriptive terms like "whiteness" that read as reductive to the average ear, the merits of "defund the police" as a slogan, and more. This conversation picks up where Brie's spring chat with Heather McGhee left off. It's a must listen from one of the best messaging minds in the business. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube to access our full video library. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod)and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Faith Matters
The Real Story of the Priesthood-Temple Ban

Faith Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 51:51


As we approach the portion of the Come Follow Me curriculum that addresses Official Declaration 2, we thought we'd re-release a classic episode of the podcast that many of our newer listeners may not have heard — a conversation between Terryl Givens and Paul Reeve that explores the history of the Church's priesthood-temple ban that concluded in 1978.In this episode, Paul and Terryl go both wide and deep on the priesthood-temple ban. Among other historical details, they discuss how the church was broadly criticized as being too inclusive in its early years—critics claimed that it wasn't “white” enough. This became a factor in Brigham Young's 1852 decision to ban Black people  from the priesthood and temple. They also explore some of the explanations that developed in the church to explain the ban during its 126 year duration—and how each of these explanations have since been rejected and disavowed by the church.Paul Reeve is the Simmons Professor of Mormon Studies  at the University of Utah. His award-winning book, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, is considered by many the best book written to date on the subject.Dr. Reeve has also written a fantastic essay that addresses how to make sense of our history of denying priesthood and temple blessings to our Black brothers and sisters. It's a fascinating read—and you really shouldn't miss it.We think this is an incredibly important and insightful episode. We suspect you'll enjoy it.Paul Reeve's essay: https://faithmatters.org/making-sense-of-the-churchs-history-on-race/

Immigrantly
"The More I Knew, The Less I Knew"

Immigrantly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 41:55


Our today's guest Paula Wood is a multifaceted woman. She's an artist, a mother, a former editor, and an activist. This conversation brings charm and groundedness because Paula is deeply relatable. We talked about the way our proximity to it shapes our understanding of history, whether history and current events have any objectivity to them, collective denial in privileged groups, and the role of vulnerability in the revolution.   Producer & Host: Saadia Khan Associate Producer & Content Editor: Kylee Roberts Content Writer: Sarah Doh Editor: Tom Whelan

The United States of Anxiety
The Supreme Court v. Our Rights

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 50:29


Another year of The Supreme Court of the United States is coming to a close. But can we still trust our nine appointed justices to be the final arbiters of the law? Could we ever? Co-hosts of the Boom! Lawyered podcast, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy, join Kai Wright to answer those questions and more from our listeners about Dobbs v. Jackson and the impact of abortion rights on the U.S. Plus, results from our audience experiment to see how platforms on the Internet shape the content we consume. Companion Listening: Dissent, Dissent, Dissent (9/20/2020) In this special episode, we reflect on the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, following her passing. Kai is joined by Emily Bazelon (Staff Writer at The New York Times Magazine and Co-Host of “Political Gabfest” at Slate), WNYC's own Brian Lehrer and callers like you to talk about the impact of the “Notorious RBG” on the nation and its citizens. “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.  We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Whiteness Running Amok

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 20:57


Julio and guest co-host Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and host of the Black Diplomats Podcast, discuss the Michigan high school shooting, Chris Cuomo's suspension from CNN, and Representative Lauren Boebert's racist comments against Representative Ilhan Omar. And, they dive into the Supreme Court case about a Mississippi abortion law.ITT Staff Picks:This piece for The City breaks down an investigation into Andrew Cuomo's inner circle, including his brother Chris Cuomo, and their efforts discredit the women who've accused the former governor of sexual harassment. “Kavanaugh can lie to the media and Barrett can lie to women and Roberts can lie to himself, but the lived experience of women, girls, and pregnant people will never fit the self-serving narratives of conservative Supreme Court justices,” writes Elie Mystal on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case for The Nation. For Mother Jones, Nathalie Baptiste writes about the context and consequences of Rep. Lauren Boebert's bigoted comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.Photo credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

JoLLE Podcast Preview
“It is the innocence which constitutes the crime”: Interrogating Whiteness in a predominantly White high school English classroom

JoLLE Podcast Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 15:20


Managing Editor, Jennifer Ervin, interviews Karla M. Zaccor and Jake C. Thurman | Edited by Saurabh Anand, Communications Editor.

Hot Mess Millionaire
Why White Males Walk & Black Males Are Imprisoned

Hot Mess Millionaire

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 37:47


What we know for certain, is that there are two Americas. One America for people of African ancestry, and another for those of European ancestry. While we also know there are different races inside of America, the founding principles and ideals of this country were bought with Black blood. This week, Dr. Venus goes deep on why it is that a White Male can walk, but a Black Male ends up in prison. It's not only an issue of race, but being with the notion that Black Men are seen as non-human, and it happens from when they are babies. To walk it back, Dr. Venus explores how the criminal justice system was built for ONE thing and ONE thing only: to protect Whiteness by criminalizing Black Male bodies. Since the 1800s, after the Nat Turner Rebellion, America has constructed systems of oppression to enslave, jail, in-prison & murder Black Men—legally. When we see Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted of all charges and Julius Jones sentenced to life WITHOUT parole, we can see how the “system” is working. Let's talk about it.   Key Takeaways: [5:30] The difference between Kyle Rittenhouse and Julius Jones is that as a Black Male, Jones is seen and positioned as a criminal before he even steps out of the door. [6:44] Dr. Venus discusses how the 13th Amendment was created to abolish slavery and said that slavery no longer existed, except for criminals. The loophole was when they say “except for criminals”, which was to protect White people and keep Black Men enslaved. [7:54] Yes, you are right saying there is systemic racism. You are right about racial dynamics. All of that is correct. But Dr. Venus also invites you to contend with the fact that Black Men are seen and POSITIONED as criminals, while White Men, like Kyle Rittenhouse, are positioned as innocent from the beginning. [10:00] What Rittenhouse had that Black Men never get, is mercy, grace, compassion, and empathy. Black Men are criminalized, and not even humanized. [13:44] Until we as Black Women see Black Men as humans that have feelings and who make mistakes but are worthy of love, we will never win or be able to give each other the support structure needed to create our own lanes. No one wins until we see Black Men as humans, and until then, people will think they have the right to kill a Black Man on the spot with no judge, or no jury. [18:36] What's missing in our relationship with Black Men is that they are human too. They make mistakes, and they do awful stuff that every human being on this planet does. If Kyle deserves grace and empathy, then so does Julius Jones. So did George Floyd, and so did Ahmaud Arbery. [19:42] Your marches are valid, but Dr. Venus explains why she thinks it's foolish to expect justice from an organization and a group that has demonstrated for over 400 years that they have no interest in you. [20:21] When you position Black Men as criminals and non-human, people think they have the right to shoot at them at will or take everything from them. They think Black Men have no feelings or no ability to think through complex ideas. They view them as nothing more than an animal that needs to be caged. Until that conversation shifts, we will always be held back. [23:18] If we can evoke change in terms of political and social norms and laws, then we can change how we relate to Black Men. [23:38] Some people try to blame Hip-Hop music and the Black men who are the artists, but why not include the record labels and distributors who are promoting violence and the degradation of music? We focus so much on justice that we ignore the humanity of Black Men, and then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy where they become all kinds of things that White people and the media have taught us to say about them. [26:43] Dr. Venus says we are instruments of White Supremacy, and most of us don't even know it. She's not blaming anyone, but instead shining a light on something we can impact. [27:49] The system is set up in a way that keeps Black Men from continuing their education, or never starting in the first place. It starts when they are babies, getting kicked out of school, adding a mark to their name, or providing them with little to no resources. You can pretty much guess that by the time they get to college, Black Men will be in jail, have a mark on their record, or a felony. [28:45] What Dr. Venus is doing is taking on the healing and really tending to the Black Men in her life. That doesn't mean she has to agree with them, but she will love them, and with the right love and healing, they can thrive in entrepreneurship. [31:58] Everybody on the planet has fallen from grace. Dr. Venus prays that we realize that we do much better together than we do apart.                                                                    Quotes: “What's missing in our relationship to Black Men is that they are human too. They make mistakes, and they do awful stuff that every human being on this planet does.” “When a Black baby is criminalized and when a White baby is innocent, what gets lost in translation is...humanity.” “I'm clear about the sentencing. I'm clear about all of that. The only thing that I'm interested in now is humanizing Black male bodies.” “The way you can kill a criminal is either you keep them in bondage, you keep them enslaved, or you kill his credibility.” “If we heal enough of us, we won't need their jobs.” “What is predictable is that the humanity of Black Men will never be on trial. It will always be a criminal on trial.”   Mentioned: Dr. Venus Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  “Hot Mess Millionaire” Amazon Pilot  “Hot Mess Millionaire” Complete Series (https://www.youtube.com/c/DrVenusOpalReese) Pre-order the GurrlApp here: www.TheGurrlApp.com/presale  Free Gift When You Join The Truth Tribe The Black Woman Millionaire Hot Mess Edition   ATTENTION BLACK WOMEN:   If you want to be THE FIRST to know about ALL things Dr. Venus' tech start-up, fill out the form below so you get access FIRST to updates, launches, and the behind the scene scoop! http://bit.ly/DrVenusAppInfo   RESOURCES The Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Reinforces a Long American Tradition: White Animus Against Black Grievance The Rittenhouse Trial Could Never Have Been What Americans Wanted Tamir Rice and Marissa Alexander deserved the Rittenhouse treatment With Julius Jones' Commutation, Cruelty Is the Point The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons Impact and Legacy of Nat Turner's Rebellion

The United States of Anxiety
An Anti-Racism Refresher

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 51:35


Anti-racist work snuck into the mainstream last year. But ever since, it's received a huge backlash. Why, and what did right-wing media have to gain? This week, Kai revisits two conversations: First, with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of five best-selling books including How to Be an Antiracist, about what anti-racism really means. Then, Dr. Nicole Hemmer, author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics, explains how right wing media serves -- and surrounds -- its audience. Companion listening for this episode: The ‘Beautiful Experiments' Left Out of Black History (02/08/2021) Cultural historian Saidiya Hartman introduces Kai to the young women whose radical lives were obscured by respectability politics, in the second installment of our Future of Black History series.   “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Tested Podcast
Me And My Muslim Friends: MENA, Whiteness & The U.S. Census

Tested Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 33:24


Today on Tested, we introduce to our listeners the fantastic new podcast from WUNC: Me & My Muslim Friends

The United States of Anxiety
The Myth of a ‘United' States

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 50:49


History shows that our country's actually been divided from the start. If secession is in our DNA, what's keeping us together? Should we just break up already? Kai talks with author Richard Kreitner about his book, “Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America's Imperfect Union.” Plus, a look at how the Internet and the “Filter Bubble” contribute to our isolation today. Stick around for an exercise you can do when the divide gets real at the Thanksgiving table. Companion listening for this episode: Can America Be Redeemed? (07/05/2021) Eddie Glaude and Imani Perry consider the question through the work of James Baldwin and Richard Wright. Plus: How our country could enter a period of “post-traumatic growth.” “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Examining Ethics
The Weight of Whiteness with Alison Bailey

Examining Ethics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 26:08


Alison Bailey opens her new book, The Weight of Whiteness with an invitation to “wade slowly and mindfully into the weight of whiteness, and to attend to the ways white supremacy has misshapen our nation,... The post The Weight of Whiteness with Alison Bailey appeared first on Examining Ethics.

The United States of Anxiety
Promises to Help the Climate Keep Breaking

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 49:29


Who's breaking them, and why? Coming off of COP26, we talk to journalists Elizabeth Kolbert and David Wallace-Wells about the real cost of the climate crisis and who is paying the price. Learn about climate reparations, hear answers to listener questions, and discover what's left for us to try to move forward as a global society.   Plus, revisit the history of the 1992 Earth Summit that we discuss in the episode: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anxiety/episodes/united-states-of-anxiety-season-2-podcast-epiode-2  Companion listening for this episode: Nothing You Do Alone Will Save the Climate (9/20/2021) New science finds we've got less than a decade to avoid catastrophe. Activist and author Bill McKibben says the only solutions that can beat that deadline are collective.   “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Cwic Media
CRT This Week - 11-14-21 University of Maryland & Yale Law School

Cwic Media

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:52


The University of Maryland, due to the success of Asian-American students, has altered two of its ethnic enrollment categories; 'People of Color" is now "People of Color Minus Asians" and "White" is now "White or Asian". At Yale Law School, a trainer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion attacks capitalism, whiteness, and the "Western World".   Website - https://www.cwicmedia.com  

Evanston Rules
Talking Whiteness on Central Street

Evanston Rules

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 38:30


This episode features Blaire Frett, Ilana Marder-Eppstein, Lydia Collins, and Louise Bond of the group of Talking Whiteness on Central Street.Talking Whiteness challenges the status quo on their home turf in Northwest Evanston with conversations that could be had around the dinner table. These organizers created a model that puts them face to face with their neighbors, asking pointed questions to encourage people to look at their privilege while talking about whiteness. As we say, there is no equity without action and these four people are out there making a difference. Tamika Mallory says, “we don't need allies, we need accomplices,” And these folks are just that; we are happy to call them Evanstonians.

The Todd Herman Show
Hour 2: Everything Good is Labeled "Whiteness"

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 39:03


 Joy Reid says we need critical race theory in this country after saying we should be remembering the “victims” of Kyle Rittenhouse, it is not a medical fact that you can be born in the wrong body, Utility worker was carjacked in Seattle at knifepoint, slow chase ensued, //  “everything that is helpful is whiteness” we are lectured that everything we do like showing up on time is whiteness, once you scratch the surface it all falls apart, you cannot have natural gas in new buildings in Seattle, this is for profit and control over you, //  JUST A FEW MORE THINGS See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Todd Herman Show
Hour 3: How do You Eradicate Whiteness?

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 38:14


How do you eradicate whiteness? Guest of Joy Reid rips into Rittenhouse saying he is white privilege on steroids, not dealing drugs is whiteness, not joining a gang is whiteness, anything helpful is whiteness, whiteness is a made up concept, they pretend it's anything they say it is, // TEXTS & WRAP // PERSONAL NOTE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Benjamin Dixon Show
11-09-21 | Double Standards: Justice and Grace for Whiteness. Perfection and Rigidity for Blackness

The Benjamin Dixon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 133:43


11-09-21 | Double Standards: Justice and Grace for Whiteness. Perfection and Rigidity for Blackness

The Chauncey DeVega Show
Ep. 347: The Truth Report -- Tim Wise Explains How The Jim Crow Republicans "Critical Race Theory" Bogeyman is Powered by White Rage

The Chauncey DeVega Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 7:43


This is a preview of this week's installment of The Truth Report which features anti-racism educator, activist, and premier truth-teller Tim Wise. https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-106-the-jim-crow-republican-critical-race-theory-bogeyman-is-powered-by-white-rage. * * * Tim Wise is one of America's and the world's leading experts on white privilege and racism. He is the author of numerous books including his most recent Dispatches from the Race War. He explains how white rage and white privilege have been combined in the Jim Crow Republican Party's very successful “critical race theory” bogeyman attacks as seen in Virginia (and soon around the country) against the Democrats, the very idea of public education, and the teaching of America's real history of racial inequality and injustice. Wise also highlights how these “critical race theory” attacks are a manifestation of a desire by white parents and others invested in the many big and small lies of Whiteness to create their own white “safe space” where the humanity of brown and black people is marginalized and ultimately ignored. And Tim Wise explains exactly how the Democrats and others can successfully fight back against the Jim Crow Republicans' white supremacist “critical race theory” bogeyman attacks. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.      

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer
How the tax system impoverishes Black Americans (with Dorothy A. Brown)

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 29:29


We know that the tax system is set up to advantage people with money. And we know that in the U.S., people with money are disproportionately white. But what many people don't realize is that the tax system actively advantages white families. Tax law professor Dorothy Brown explains how racial inequality is baked into tax policy in non-obvious ways, and how that affects wealth-building.  Dorothy A. Brown is professor of law at Emory University School of Law. She is a nationally recognized scholar in tax policy, race, and class and has published extensively on the racial implications of federal tax policy. She is the author of The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans — And How We Can Fix It.  Twitter: @DorothyABrown The Whiteness of Wealth: https://bookshop.org/books/the-whiteness-of-wealth-how-the-tax-system-impoverishes-black-americans-and-how-we-can-fix-it/9780525577324  Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/02/black-property-tax/  Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com/ Twitter: @PitchforkEcon Instagram: @pitchforkeconomics Nick's twitter: @NickHanauer

The United States of Anxiety
Fired at 59: Lessons on Job Insecurity in the U.S.

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 50:18


Broadcast journalist Ray Suarez was 59 when he lost a dream job that took decades to reach. What he did next reveals a harsh reality of class blindness and the consequences of job insecurity in the U.S. His experience inspired a new podcast that “gives voice to people who have lost jobs, lost their homes, and sometimes lost the narrative thread of their lives.” He joins host Kai Wright to preview his story and helps take calls from our listeners.  Listen to Going for Broke With Ray Suarez, a new podcast by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation.   Companion listening for this episode: Maybe We Just Want Less ‘Work' (9/7/2021) The “Great Resignation” appears to be a real thing. But why? We ask workers what they really want. Plus, 45 questions to help us understand each other, and ourselves. “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.    We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

The United States of Anxiety
How the Dead Still Speak to Us

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 59:52


This Halloween, we reveal the holiday's often untold history and why connecting to the dead is important to so many people, from Ireland, to Mexico, to NYC. What about this time of year lowers the veil between the living and the dead, and what does this universal desire to connect with those who've passed teach us about ourselves? Plus, make sure to listen to the end for a conversation with award-winning psychic medium Betsy LeFae, host of the podcast Trust Yourself. She leads Kai through a guided meditation that can help you connect, too.   Companion listening for this episode: Collective Loss, Collective Care (3/15/2021) More than half a million Americans - our family, friends, neighbors, loved ones - have lost their lives to the virus over the past year and our collective grief continues to compound. But communities have come together in remarkable ways to take care of each other. “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.  We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

Commentary Magazine Podcast
What George Orwell Knew About Wokeness

Commentary Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 64:40


Wilfred Reilly joins the podcast today to talk about his essential article, "The Whiteness of Wokeness." As we discuss the phenomenon of well-to-do Caucasians supposedly speaking on behalf of the needs of African-Americans and those of color, we delve into the brilliant observations of George Orwell 85 years ago in his book, The Road to Wigan Pier. Then we talk about the Virginia governor's race. Give a listen.