CS 022: Charlottesville (08/12/2017)



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I sit down with D. Mills (https://twitter.com/mdmills79/) and Mike (https://twitter.com/blackexception1) to discuss the Charlottesville Unite the Right protests, a recent Essence article, Blavity Blacks, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Articles and tweets discussed:


Preview of CS 021: Dave Chappelle Controversy (8/06/2017)



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Mike (https://twitter.com/blackexception1 on Twitter) and I discuss the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle’s trans jokes as discussed in a recent Jezebel article:

Materials discussed in this episode:


CS 020: The Man-Not feat. Dr. Tommy Curry (07/31/2017)



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Today D. Mills (https://twitter.com/mdmills79) and I talk with Dr. Tommy Curry (https://twitter.com/drtjc) on the need for black male studies in academia and the media. Dr. Curry has also been in the news recently for a controversy he’s been embroiled in thanks to a witch hunt started by conservative white supremacist Rod Dreher. We also go into whether such a thing as Black Patriarchy exists in the black community or if it’s a myth,

Discussion Materials:

Dr. Curry’s book The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood http://amzn.to/2wj8YwS

Dr. Curry’s Academia.edu page where you can find his academic papers: http://tamu.academia.edu/TommyCurry

The Chronicle article about the Curry/Dreher/TAMU controvery: http://www.chronicle.com/article/who-s-left-to-defend-tommy/240757?key=f15y8715k1n0EpJg1p9khe9nkj7TkzwTZX8waDzm-XB91giqSV5o9bjJHYi2An7uekdiM0pUNEhUQllnaGszX0dZV3lqMGNsbVlvMzZyaHpPakJvMFNDWW1qbw

Contested Memories: A Critical Analysis of the Black Feminist Revisionist History Project by Valethia Watkins, Ph.D., J.D. http://www.jpanafrican.org/docs/vol9no4/JuneJuly-17-Watkins.pdf


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



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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)



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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)



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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)



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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)



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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: