Alix Shabazz, M Adams, and T Banks from Freedom, Inc. join Carousel Bayrd in the studio to talk about the past week in Madison, from black on black crime, racism in the community, Genele Laird, and the criminal justice system. You can find out more about Freedom Inc on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
Jillian Slaight speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the response of UW-Madison students and then-Chancellor Donna Shalala to a 1988 fraternity party in which pledges in blackface staged a “slave auction.”
Hundreds at UW-Madison staged a walk-out Thursday morning to protest the arrest of a black college student during class last week. Protesters say the arrest underscores a climate of white supremacy on campus, while some faculty say they’ve received threats for supporting the student and criticizing UWPD.
Today’s guest is Professor Timothy Yu to talk about Asian American writers, the controversy over Calvin Trillin’s Chinese food poem in the New Yorker, and his new book of poetry, 100 Chinese Silences. Timothy Yu is of English and Asian American studies, as well as the director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison. His […]
(WORT)–Swastikas and images of Adolf Hitler posted to a Jewish student’s door. A healing ceremony recognizing Native American victims of sexual assault, heckled with Hollywood-style “war cries.” Black female students pushed, spat on, threatened, and told they didn’t deserve to attend the UW-Madison. These are only the most recent reports of racially-charged incidents that many […]
How are student activists defending their rights and addressing racism on campuses? What is the Blind Side movement and how does it coincide with other movements—the Coalition, UW Blackout and other statewide organizing? On today’s show, Karma Chavez talks with Sanaz Raji about student of color organizing in the UK. Later she talks with Shenell Edwards […]