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Preview of CS 025: Mayweather vs. McGregor (08/27/2017)



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D, Mike, and I start off discussing last night’s Mayweather vs. McGregor fight and the conversation ends up going to some interesting places.
Mentioned in this episode:

Johnny Knoxville twitter thread and the meme response twitter.com/lewbarth/status/901677017669750788
“Joe Louis and Jack Johnson” by CLR James (it turns out JR Johnson was a pen name of CLR James, leading to the confusion in this episode when I can’t figure out why both names appear attached to the article). twitter.com/lewbarth/status/901677017669750788
“Why The Elites Always Rule” by Hugo Drochon www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/20…es-always-rule
The Mind and Society Vol. 1 by Vilfredo Pareto amzn.to/2wh55JZ
Malcolm X on Liberals and Conservatives, #Clip 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJPLx7TEeY0#Clip 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jfp0_vIn2U


CS 014: Shame, Guilt, Nigger, Race Science



Books challenging genetic determinism mentioned in this episode:


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 009 Preview: Interracial Dating and Staged Authenticity (06/28/2017)



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After a bunch of technical difficulties and delays, I finally bought a new laptop and this is the first episode using it. So far, so good.

Today we discuss answers to reader questions, including the topics of Black consciousness/liberation, the dynamics of interracial dating in a supposedly post-racial, gentrified landscape, and Twitter Hoteps.

The book The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class by Dean MacCannell is discussed: http://amzn.to/2s348lH


CS 007 Preview: Afro-Pessimism feat. Dominick/@FanonsDream (06/18/2017)



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Today I’m joined by fellow Sharks and co-hosts D. Mills (@MDMills79 on Twitter) and Mike (@blackexception1 on Twitter). Our guest is Dominick (@FanonsDream) who schools us on Afro-Pessimism, a particular school of antiracism.

Books and articles cited:

Scenes of Subjection by Saidiya V. Hartman (http://amzn.to/2sOEO6v)

Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe by Hortense Spillers (https://people.ucsc.edu/~nmitchel/hortense_spillers_-_mamas_baby_papas_maybe.pdf)

Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society? by Frank Wilderson, III (https://theloon2013.wikispaces.com/file/view/Wilderson+-+Gramscis+Black+Marx.pdf)