Tag Archives: Race

Preview of CS029: Listener Questions (09/10/17)



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In this episode, I answer some listener questions. If you want to ask some questions of your own that may be answered on-air in the future, go to https://curiouscat.me/ChampagneSharks or write us at champagnesharks@gmail.com.

Topics include the role of white women in white supremacy and the concept of black people identifying with white values.

Discussed in this episode:

Women of the Klan by Kathleen Blee http://amzn.to/2eXfenw

Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement by Kathleen Blee http://amzn.to/2xzb9RB

White Women’s Rights: The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States by Louise Michele Newman http://amzn.to/2jsmWv1

‘When and Where I Enter’: The Racist Expectations of Whites-Only Feminism by Kirsten West Savali https://www.theroot.com/when-and-where-i-enter-the-racist-expectations-of-whit-1790855079

“Really? This Is How High Achievement is Greeted?” by Karin Chenowith http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Karin-Chenoweth/really-this-is-how-high-a_b_6910700.html

Example of Issa Rae’s relationship to “ratchetness” (would actual black people with a so-called “authentic” black experience even need to have ratchet defined? Who is this video for?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtJOaBer5kk

Black Mirror on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/70264888


CS 024: Integration is Not A Racism Solution (08/27/2017)



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A solo episode talking about why the obsession with integration is a misguided antiracism strategy.

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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 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.
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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.

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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:


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



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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.


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 008: Discussing Neely Fuller, Jr. (06/24/2017)



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Today D. Mills (@mdmills79 on twitter) and I discuss lessons we’ve learned from Neely Fuller, White Privilege discourse, the White Ally Industrial Complex, Coffee Creamers, and the formula white allies can follow if they truly want to help black people.

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