As more Americans join the growing movement for racial justice, one of the challenges for white allies is grappling with our country’s long history of white supremacy and renegotiating the meaning of whiteness. Artist and audio producer Phoebe Unter has been confronting these issues head-on in her podcast miniseries Race Traitor. Today, she joins Wednesday […]
Separating children from their families has been a tool used by the government for centuries to terrorize and police communities of color. That’s the topic of Laura Briggs’s new book, Taking Children: A History of American Terror. Today, we welcome Professor Briggs back on the show with us to discuss this history, including the criminalization […]
Tomorrow, May 15, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1970 police shooting of Black students at Jackson State College (now University) in Mississippi that left two dead and twelve wounded. Coming just eleven days after the Ohio National Guard fired on students at Kent State, the Jackson State shooting never received the same national media […]
The Trump base is willing to take short-term pain, like losing health insurance, for the hope of the long-term goal of turning back the clock of equity, according to noted historian and author Gerald Horne. He talks with Jan about Trump, race relations, and oppression in the U.S.
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from July 5, 2018. With the national conversation about white supremacy on the rise, Allen talks to historian Linda Gordon about her latest book, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition. They discuss the rise of the KKK in […]
Earlier this month, the story broke that border patrol agents were participating in a secret Facebook group where they joked about the death of migrants, made racist comments about members of Congress, and posted vulgar and offensive images. But it turns out that this was only the tip of the iceberg. A team of reporters […]