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.
Saturday, December 31st 9:00PM Eastern/ 6:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We’ll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We’ll examine news reports from the past seven days and – hopefully – promote a constructive dialog.
Mercifully, 2016 comes to a close. Gus T. Renegade predicted this would be an atrocious 12 months on the plantation. The passing of Dr. Afeni Shakur, Gwen Ifill, Natalie Cole, Muhammad Ali, Prince, George Curry, Phife Dawg, Dr. Delbert Blair, Maurice White, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and numerous others made for a year of devastating loss. However, White Supremacists don’t pause for bereavement or Christmas. In fact, a White EMT worker, Steve Sampson, used the holiday season to concoct a lie about black thugs looting his Christmas gifts. He was eventually arrested for making a false report. And when Whites weren’t lying, they put in overtime to get black people in the theaters this holiday. Denzel Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer commandeered the silver screen with August Wilson’s Fences and Hidden Figures – based on black female geniuses who worked for NASA and helped Whites invade space. Both features explicitly address Racism. But, the constructive value of both projects is debatable. Fences delivers a mighty heaping of black disfunction, while Hidden Figures glorifies helping Whitefolks – with some of the very cast from the 2011 hit,The Help.
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