Monthly Archives: July 2017

Preview of CS 019: Intellectual Ratchetry feat. @OckyJ83 (07/30/2017)



This is a preview of a longer bonus premium episode. To access the full episode as well as get access to all older bonus premium episodes, subscribe for only $5/month over at http://patreon.com/champagnesharks.

Doc Ock (@OckyJ83 on Twitter) joins me today and we talk about the group of people in media and online who we refer to as Representation Matters Twitter and some of their favorite shows and movies, like Dope, Moonlight, and Insecure.

Article and Video Mentioned:

I’ve Been Insecure About Not Loving ‘Insecure’, But I Realize It’s So Much More Than That by Ezinne Ukoha  https://medium.com/@nilegirl/ive-been-insecure-about-not-loving-insecure-but-i-realize-it-s-so-much-more-than-that-a2acb15c59a8

Yvette Carnell on Issa Rae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N7nmXrg0xY


CS 018: Listener Questions – The Black Non-Savior Trope (07/26/2017)



Support the show and get double the episodes by subscribing to bonus episodes for $5/month at http://patreon.com/champagnesharks.

If you’re interested in asking questions that may eventually be featured, go to https://curiouscat.me/ChampagneSharks.

Book mentioned this episode:

The Victims of Democracy: Malcolm X and the Black Revolution by Eugene Victor Wolfenstein http://amzn.to/2w1A3Ev


Preview of CS 017: It’s All Rape (07/26/2017)



This is a preview of a longer bonus premium episode. To access the full episode as well as get access to all older bonus premium episodes, subscribe for only $5/month over at http://patreon.com/champagnesharks.
This week I discuss the psychodynamics of a recent false rape accusation by a white college student against two black athletes, and how it ties into the history of America and the fears of white supremacist men.
Articles mentioned:
Book mentioned:

CS 016: Chasing White Mirages (07/23/2017)



Support the show and get double the episodes by subscribing to bonus episodes for $5/month at http://patreon.com/champagnesharks. Also, remember to review and rate the podcast in Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/champagne-sharks/id1242690393?mt=2.

Chopping it up with D. Mills (https://twitter.com/mdmills79) and Mike (https://twitter.com/blackexception1) about Black people chasing White definitions of success.

Articles, Books and Movies Mentioned:


Preview of CS 015: Racial Tourette’s or Walmart’s Nigger-Brown Snafu (07/18/2017)



This is a preview of a longer bonus premium episode. To access the full episode as well as get access to all older bonus premium episodes, subscribe for only $5/month (a measly $1.25 per episode!) over at http://patreon.com/champagnesharks.

Recently Wal-Mart got in trouble for describing the color of a product on their website as “Nigger-Brown.” In this episode I wanted to go into why exactly so many people are doing so much racist spontaneous acting out  and how it relates to the alt-right’s obsession with “free speech.”

Discussed in this episode:

The movie clip that starts off the episode is from the 1974 movie Trick Baby, based on Iceberg Slim’s book of the same name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pQ-YPjasGc

Breakdown of Wal-Mart’s Nigger-Brown Snafu: https://www.vibe.com/2017/07/walmart-n-brown-wig-cap/

Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy

The book: http://amzn.to/2uAhF8l

The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFm93vMPUZw

That video link is especially a good video for elaborating on my points from this episode about how and why it’s psychically necessary for white sanity that black people remain some level of subhuman status in a system of white supremacy. I highly recommend watching the linked video or reading the linked book to get the most of this episode.


CS 014: Shame, Guilt, Nigger, Race Science



Books challenging genetic determinism mentioned in this episode:


CS 012: Black Girl Magic, Black Boy Tragic (07/08/2017)



My issues with this current trend of Black Girl Magic as a form of activism, and the weird political earth-mother intersectional blerd cult that seems to have arisen around this trend, especially on Twitter.

Articles and twitter threads mentioned:

Who Gets to Own “Black Girl Magic” by Clover Hope: http://jezebel.com/who-gets-to-own-black-girl-magic-1793924053

Black Like Mao by Robin D.G. Kelley http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ccbh/souls/vol1no4/vol1num4art1.pdf

Luvvie thread: https://twitter.com/Luvvie/status/854755202238476288

Black PhD’s thread: https://twitter.com/prof_carrington/status/854728891524567040

Thread of Black woman pseudo-worship: https://twitter.com/RickyRawls/status/882719599300685824

Skateboarder and the Black Women thread: https://twitter.com/koopa_kinte/status/865269838700199936

My twitter thread on Black Girl Magic and how it unwittingly plays into the Magical Negro and Mammy stereotypes: https://twitter.com/RickyRawls/status/883681773875601408

 


Preview Clip of Bonus Episode CS 011: Punch Drunk Hate (07/03/2017)



Discussion topics today include the new Jay-Z album (barely), the cancellation of the Carmichael Show, and the upcoming Mayweather vs. MacGregor fight and the racial politics behind it. Milestone episode, no technical difficulties.


CS 010: Discussing Gentrification (07/02/2017)



Support the show and get double the episodes by subscribing to bonus episodes for $5/month at http://patreon.com/champagnesharks. Also, remember to review and rate the podcast in Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/champagne-sharks/id1242690393?mt=2.

We had a whole agenda of topics for discussion today, but due to technical difficulties with losing co-host Mike (@blackexception1 on Twitter) and stalling while waiting for him to resolve his tech issues and come back (he never did), remaining co-host D. Mills (@mdmills79 on Twitter) and I ended up having a pretty fun unplanned discussion on gentrification.