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.
Friday, March 16th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the second study session on Angie Thomas’s bestselling young adult novel, The Hate U Give. Penned in response to the 2009 police killing of Oscar Grant, Thomas’s work “debuted at the top of The New York Times’s Young Adult best-seller list, and has drawn ecstatic praise from critics, librarians, book sellers and prominent young-adult novelists,” says The Times’s Alexandra Alter. The book received such immense praise, it’s being converted to a major motion picture starring The Hunger Games’s Amandla Stenberg. The first week’s session describes Star, a scholarly black teen and the main character of the book. Star and her black friends attend a party with drugs, alcohol, drinking and profanity. After shooting and brawling at the party, Star and her friend are stopped by an enforcement official. A conflict ensues and the White officer kills Star’s black male companion. Readers are informed that Star has already lost a childhood friend to gun violence. The violence, narcotics, and expletives made Gus question whether this book is the typical “young adult” offering from adolescent minds.
The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners – Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man.
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