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Zero tolerance policies have a controversial history in America. They are equated with a lack of empathy and understanding about why certain problems exist and instead look to use overly-aggressive measures as deterrents from crimes being committed. What’s happening at the border with children being ripped from the arms of their parents is part of a disgusting legacy of assumptions and junk science being passed off as sane policy.
The separation of families at the border is one of the most racist policies enacted in America post-Civil Rights. This is not a new thing though, look to slavery, the Drug War and much of criminal justice history in America and you will find the legalized separation of families through racist policy.
This disgusting act truly is as American as apple pie.
In the Age of Trump and open white supremacy, the U.S. Supreme Court just made it easier for the worst actors in society to gain political power by supporting voter suppression efforts at the state level.
A new study shows why democracy is on its last legs in America as many white Americans embrace concepts of governance that are anti-democratic. The right-wing support for Trump is a bigger threat than people may realize.
The NFL has placed itself on the wrong side of history by engaging in speech control to placate racist fans and the wannabe strongman sitting in the White House. This continues a 3-year long attempt to blackball players and force patriotism down the throats of viewers.
Today I talked about Trump’s recent comments calling undocumented immigrants “animals” and his plan to separate immigrant children from their parents and hold them on military bases. I sat in for Benjamin Dixon on his Youtube channel while he was away today.
On this episode 27, I discuss the events at Yale, Waffle House, and others. I explain social dominance theory and the role it plays in enforcing white supremacy through police.
There is a trend that the community has become aware of. Calling the police on black people for dumb shit. I argue that this is a form of population control and a way to indirectly attack black people via the police state.
Trump has removed America from the Iran nuclear deal. It says a lot about how unreliable our word is and how we can’t be trusted. Not to mention it’s just a bad idea that only appeals to extremists in the U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia
This is a special episode I did for Benjamin Dixon of The Progressive Army about Kanye West and his turn to the dark side.
Episode 25 of the Black and Intellectual live stream. I touch on what happened in Starbucks and a recent smear campaign launched against a fellow black progressive and what this says about being black in progressive spaces.
Starbucks has been in the news lately due to the racially-motivated arrest of two black men who were waiting for a business partner in a Philadelphia store. Starbucks has responded by saying stores will be closed on May 29 for racial training. Here's why that won't solve anything.
Today I spoke with Wendi Muse and we had an incredible discussion about Brazil and the complicated political upheaval currently going on in that country. There has been a political assassination, former President Lula faces jail time, and fears that the 2018 elections might be canceled.
Those things and more are discussed in this important interview.
Cambridge Analytica has been exposed as an alt-right tool for psychological operations against not just Americans, but people around the world by using disinformation and propaganda to subvert democracy.
People want to forget what happened. They want to forget that clean water is a human right because they don't want to pay the price. Some have been brought to justice, while others like the former Governor are still being protected when they knew ahead of time what had happened.
Independent Black media (keyword being independent) is very disruptive. Gone are the days when corporations controlled the narrative about the black community. Now we control our own story.
Gary Cohn is the latest Trump official to part ways from the White House. He's added to a growing list of departures from what can only be described as the most dysfunctional and unsettled administration in U.S. history
Buzzfeed has released a piece of investigative journalism that exposes high levels of corruption within the NYPD. Also, South Africa's parliament has voted to change the nation's Constitution to allow the government to reclaim land from the minority white population.
This is episode 12 of the Black and Intellectual Livestream. Tune in Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12 Noon for news that is under-reported, but important.