If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
Tuesday, April 12th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
Professor Vernon Burton was our scheduled and confirmed guest for the program. He failed to honor his agreement. Two hours after our agreed upon broadcast time, he emailed to say that he switched off his phone and forgot to turn it back on. We were going to review his writings on the history of Racism in South Carolina from Ben Tillman to Dylann Storm Roof. In his absence, Gus highlighted a few sections of Butler’s research and revisited the corrosive impact of a non-white person having a White parent. Speaking of tragic arrangements, we also discussed the recent controversy regarding New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The two were involved in a tacky, Racist joke this past weekend. We also enjoyed a brief referendum on OJ Simpson.
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