Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the question, "In the wake of Barack Obama's election as President, is racism suddenly becoming a thing of the past." Their guest is Barbara Smith, author of "The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom" and other books.
Professor and author Robert Jensen on How We Talk about the Vision for an Alternative and What Is Our Strategy for Getting There In an Era of a Democratic Party President. Produced by Global Voices for Justice.
President-elect Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has apologized for a racial slur made by his father Benjamin.
Last week the father of Rahm Emanuel stated in an interview with an Israeli paper, “Obviously he’ll influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to be mopping floors at the White House.”
The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination called for Emanuel to renounce his father's statement, which he has now done.
Ibrahim Hooper, with the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg on the issue.
Hosted by Denise Morris, this program deals with the global economic crisis and what it would take to fix it, the broken mental health system and what it needs, and why California voters passed a ban on gay marriage. We also hear a review of the documentary film about Darcelle XV, Queens of Heart. Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual pieces by following the links below:
Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Bruce Jacobs, author of Race Manners about how to talk to each other in this new era of race relations. RACE MANNERS is a weapon for all people of good will. It encourages and equips people to honestly confront racial assumptions, misunderstandings and hostilities in everyday life, and it breaks down the workings of racial prejudice in ways we can all understand. At a time when the ostensible "War On Terror" has spawned malevolence and misinformation, RACE MANNERS is an antidote to the politics of fear.
A Compact for Racial Justice: Building on the Election of Barack Obama
How do we end racial disparity and move towards greater social equity in the wake of the election of the nation's first black president? Jo Ann and Dave discuss the Compact for Racial Justice, a proactive plan that was unveiled at the Facing Race Conference in Oakland California last week. How do we create equaity in our communities, our economy and our laws? How do we make our society more inclusive and our government and institutions more accountable in matters of racial equity? Join us in this important conversation.
This week the Moles pay tribute to the momentous election of last Tuesday and assess what it might and might not mean. We also remember the late Studs Terkel. To hear the whole show, use the arrow above. For separate pieces, follow the links below: