NEWISH Episodes of About Race

FAMILY! My bad. I haven’t posted our latest episodes (mostly) because I’ve been caught up in reading and researching and prepping for a camping trip to Havasu Canyon I’ll be embarking on real soon (more later, promise). Below are links to the episodes I have not posted! For other formats and links galore, please visit our site. Shalom. PS: If you …

#002: The “Could Black Lives Maybe Start to Matter Just a Little Bit” Episode is Live & Direct

Check it out and do your part to help us arrive at a post-racial state in America by passing it on! Come on, you know you want to. Visit our site and subscribe to our newsletter, peruse our show notes, subscribe via iTunes, or just stare at our head shots. It’s all good, fam! On this episode, Baratunde, Tanner y yo …

Lesley McSpadden: “This Could Be Your Child,” She’s right.

I wrote and deleted several versions of this post about Michael Brown’s murder at the barrel of officer Darren Wilson’s gun because they called for nothing good. I am so angry about this, another senseless and preventable death of a Black child. I’m profoundly, utterly saddened by Brown’s murder and even more so for his mother, Lesley McSpadden’s loss. To lose a child. To …

Conversations #AboutRace at the Brooklyn Historical Society

Forgive me for not posting this sooner—so, in the future, if I don’t post for a while, check out my social media feeds, links on the right hand side under FOLLOW RAQUEL, for wassup with me—but I’m playing catch-up because I’ve been caught up in a mostly awesome whirlwind these past couple of weeks. Below is an event authors Baratunde …

Walmart Scuffle or Racism?

CNN’s John King reports this incident, which occurred three years ago at a Walmart in Kennett, Missouri a community “known for racial tension.” Randi Kaye states that this is a classic he-said, she-said case where an African-American preacher’s daughter is being accused of cutting the line and “getting belligerent with the cashier.” White officers were called to the store, they …

Police Brutality: The Greatest Hits

By now, it’s likely that many of you have come across this story, reported by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, about a 14 year-old boy from Toledo, Ohio, who was beat to a pulp by the police. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out for yourself, below: Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a> It got me thinking about …

A Side of Slumdog Rarely Seen Stateside

Source: NDTV: (A five-year-old girl was beaten up by the police in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh just because she allegedly stole Rs 280…) India Together is an accessible, comprehensive site to get information on gender violence in India. It’s an incredible phenomenon: regardless of where you find yourselves in the world, policemen are responsible for much of the violence …

you don't have to make hits to get hit

Watch CBS Videos Online A fifteen year-old girl from Seattle kicked her sneaker, hitting a cop. Two deputy sherrifs, in turn, pummelled the girl something awful. However, what is most disturbing to me is how sympathetic people have been towards the cops on several social networks. One such handle,  swordofisis , posted: well it should serve as a reminder to …