Episode

1/14 The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy w/ Vanessa Williamson

January 14, 2021

Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, “The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy,” on how the cult of the “taxpayer” functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy.

On today’s show: Cori Bush says House should impeach Trump, a white supremacist president, GOP boos her. House GOP member says Trump and his supporters aren’t racist…. they’re just afraid of immigrants crossing the border and not being able to say offensive things!

Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, “The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy,” on how the cult of the “taxpayer” functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy. In the days of Reconstruction, the Southern planter class found it difficult to get poor whites on their side without appealing to their material interests. By re-framing policy in terms of taxes, they got tax-burdened whites on board with a project of austerity which continues to this day.

On the fun half: Poll: QAnon favorability is highest among young people. Marjorie Taylor Greene unveils plan to impeach Joe Biden. QAnon Shaman describes how the cops let him leave the capitol. Trumpers yell at Rep Correa in airport. A plug for National Educators United (nationaleducatorsunited.org). Protestor before capitol building yelling “we were invited!” After Trump is impeached in the House, Mike Huckabee describes it as a lynching. NY AG Tish James talks about lawsuit against NYPD. Tucker says Democrats are a solitary group with “shared genetics” founded in the exclusion of straight white men. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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