Dr. Cleo Manago discusses the impact of colonialism and white supremacy on the collective attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of people of African descent.
Part two of our review of Ira Katznelson’s “When Affirmative Action Was White”. We explain how the Dixeicrat’s exclusion of Black laborers from unions – and white control of Black workers in unions – made unions serve to expand the racial wealth/power gap. We conclude with tips on how to build Black power in employment post Affirmative Action.
Samantha Mellerson is with the W. Haywood Burns Institute, a national Black led organization that works to dismantle structural racism. We discuss the mainstream criminal justice reform movement and its successes and challenges.
A discussion on: the power dynamics within inter-racial adoptions; the politics of the Democratic party and an over-reliance on the Supreme Court and; potential legislative solutions to build Black power in the child welfare space.
We analyze how Child “Welfare” criminalizes poverty, targets Black families for family separation and serves as a vector of policing and structural violence.
Part Two of our conversation around the Left and its engagement (or lack thereof) with urban gun violence.
Lawrence and Dayvon address some of the political reasons why the left fails to address gun violence in Black urban communities. The left’s failure to address Black community’s immediate material needs for security and self-determination is exposed to be a critical reason why working-class Black voters seem reluctant to vote for leftist candidates.
Senator Jill P. Carter is the most progressive member of the Maryland State Senate and long time Maryland legislator. She discusses her battles with the Democratic Party establishment in Maryland.