In the summer of 1964, about a thousand young Americans, black and white, came together in Mississippi to place themselves in the path of white supremacist power and violence. They issued a bold pro-democracy challenge…
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Podcast from @CDSDuke. Now: Season 4, The Land That Never Has Been Yet, exploring U.S. democracy. Hosted by John Biewen, with @catchatweetdown, dist'd by @prx.
😳 A university faculty member both-sides’d anti-black violence. So much for that uniformly lefty, sjw academy.
Earlier today, I sent an email to my department regarding the recent and ongoing anti-Black violence, and how we, as an academic department, should address it.
This is a response I received from a *senior* faculty member.
Thread on journalism -- and teaching -- and our latest. Thank you as always for your attentive ears, Ursula.
I am not objective, neutral, or impartial. I teach *for* racial & social justice. And contrary to the accusations of those who worship at the altar of objectivity, that does NOT mean that I dispense with facts or verifiable information.
@SceneOnRadio really has been revelatory for me in the journey of introspection in order to put in real work to dismantle systemic racism.
There's one episode in season 2 of Seeing White that haunts me, though.
Like John Biewen, my family is from Minnesota. Some still there.
I continue to be obsessed with @Deardarkness's book Bunk, which is a beautiful breakdown of the links between white supremacy and "fake news," so relevant today. Hear him talk about the "colonization of doubt" on @SceneOnRadio: https://www.sceneonradio.org/s4-e11-more-truth/