Episode

10/20 Leah Gordon: Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

October 20, 2015

Leah Gordon a Assistant Professor of Education at Stanford University and author of the new book  Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury Americaexplains how racism was explains cultural theories of racism and how these discourses have undermined a structural understanding racism in America. the limitations of viewing racism and prejudice on the individual level. The various pressures on post-war social science and the influence of behaviorism. The marginalization of liberal organizations and social scientists under McCarthyism and the problem with understanding racism through individualism.

On The Fun Half: Sam and Michael break down the Canadian election results, why Justin Trudeau ran a successful anti-austerity campaign. Revisiting more Clinton conspiracy theories. Sam takes down Sam Harris again. More thoughts on the foreign policy of Bernie Sanders. Also your calls and IMs.

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