Episode

8/20 Eddie Glaude Jr: Ferguson & the Disease of White Supremacy

August 20, 2014

Princeton’s Eddie Glaude Jr. explains the larger meaning of the crisis in Ferguson and the murder of Michael Brown, “conflict porn” and why we don’t get to the bottom of race in America, why white supremacy is the disease that undermines America, white supremacy can be practiced by anyone, the politics of respectability, President Obama’s reluctance to engage on Ferguson is a expression of our racism, why shouldn’t African Americans expect more from President Obama? the Police culture of abuse and harassment of African Americans, how Ferguson challenges the African American establishment, the intersection between race and poverty and why treating populations as disposable blocks America’s democracy.

On The Fun Half: John Gibson uses the Michael Brown tragedy to remind everyone of what a complete idiot he is, Fox Radio host Todd Starnes says President Obama is behind “Michael Brown tragedy”, Rick Perry indicted, James Foley beheaded by ISIS, why the police are out of control in Ferguson and why there is no accountability and your IMs.

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