Getting Common

Getting Common

Getting Common with Professor Carliss Chatman provides a refreshing common sense approach to business, law, women's rights, racial justice, and entrepreneurship. Featuring experts in law, business and entrepreneurship, politics and government, and education, Getting Common educates while exposing you to a fresh and new perspective. Listen live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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January 19, 2022 60 min
While sex worker advocacy groups have championed the need to decriminalize sex work, their advocacy has been separated from mainstream feminist organizations’ sexual freedom agenda. The decriminalization of sex work has been treated as niche or counterproductive to the goal of sexual freedom. Historically, feminists have embraced a narrow conception of sexual freedom, which prioritizes women’s ability to control reproduction while ...
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Elon Musk, Time Person of the Year, has tweeted himself into trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on more than one occasion. Most notably, when he declared he would take Tesla private for $420 a share, and recently when he polled the Twitterverse on whether he should sell some of his Tesla stock and pay taxes. Why is this a problem? Why does the SEC and the stock market care? Because whenever Musk tweets, th...
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Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a lawyer, scholar, and mother of 7--including 2 adopted Black children. Transracial adoption falls within a painful legacy for African-Americans--a legacy of paternalism that dates back to slavery. Within that framework is also the belittling of Black women and the dismissal of Black motherhood, and the legacy of intervention in Black maternal-fetal decision making. This week my guests...
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December 29, 2021 60 min
It's that time of year when many of us reflect and set new goals for the new year--that are mostly abandoned by February 1. What does it look like to make lasting life changes and to transform into a better you? Maybe it means doing less and spending more time on self-love and self-care. In this week's episode Dr. Nicole Price Swiner, author of How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex and The Superwoman Complex: A Follow-Up V...
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December 22, 2021 60 min
In the summer of 2021, the Trustees of Washington and Lee University voted to retain name of the institution. Throughout the previous year, many Confederate monuments were removed, and the names of other institutions throughout Virginia and the rest of the south were changed. In addition, an overwhelming majority of the faculty voted in support of a name change, and various groups of students circulated petitions and engaged in p...
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December 15, 2021 60 min
During last year's racial reckoning, many corporations came out with solidarity statements, and made very public donations to civil rights organizations. But, often if we look just beyond the surface we will see leadership lacking in diversity and even business practices that violate the core values of the organizations they support with donations. Being publicly progressive is on trend, but that doesn't always translate ...
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Join my guests Professor Wendy Greene, Professor Marissa Jackson Sow, and Rasheedah Thomas of RC Communications as we discuss the movement to #freethehair and the impact of discrimination against Black hair in the classroom and the workplace. Professor Wendy Greene is a trailblazer in the movement to end hair discrimination. Professor Greene fights for the freedom for all to embrace the natural expression of physical appearance...
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December 1, 2021 60 min
On December 1 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case out of Mississippi that could overturn Roe v. Wade. On this episode, Professor Chatman discusses the current status of the right to choose with Professor Anthony Kreis of Georgia State University College of Law, and Galina Varchena, Policy Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and Richard L Jones, M.D. F.A.C.O.G. an O...
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