Local activist, artist, and retired higher education administrator Pauline Merry, and Oakland attorney and writer Adam Smyer return to the show – this time on the same program, for a dialogue on the arc of progress in the lives of Black Americans. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MerrySmyerShow2-28-23.mp3
REPARATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES. “So You Want to Talk About Race,” “Tears We Cannot Stop; A Sermon To White America,” “Lies My Teacher Told Me; What Your American History Teacher Got Wrong,” “Winners Take All,” The NYTimes “1619 Project,” “The Beautiful Struggle,” “Sweet Taste of Liberty; A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America,” “Shadow Bodies: Black Women, Ideology, Representation, and Politics,” and “There Will be No Miracles Here;” provide some background on the juncture at where we have arrived with respect to reparations in the United States. This solemn occasion is handled by Davin Phoenix, UCI Political Science professor, and author of the soon to be released “The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics for Action.,” published by Cambridge University Press.