Episode

5/7 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Black Faces in High Places Haven’t Helped Average Black People

May 7, 2015

Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor highlights the distinctions between Ferguson and Baltimore. The Black political establishment in Baltimore and the class tension inside African American politics. How class is always obscured in American culture. The language of the “culture of poverty” and the lost reality of institutional racism. President Obama and the politics of respectability. How class and race intersect and the ongoing disregard for African American life in the United States. The racism of Wells Fargo. And what is the answer for institutional racism and the American underclass?

On The Fun Half: President Obama giving his all to pass the awful TPP. Harry Reid pushes back strong against TPP and Fast Track. Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump come out against Fast Track authority. What caused the culture war? Are vegetarians better people? Also your calls and IMs.

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