(2015/03/24) Unfair housing, unfair society (Racism)
March 24, 2015•75 min
Edition #908 Today we take a look at the history of housing discrimination in the US and the connection of those polices to the systemic racism and social unrest in places like Ferguson, MO Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: LBJ signs Fair Housing Act 1968 Ch. 3: Song 1: Going Home - The Talks Ch. 4: Act 2: Fight for fair housing goes to Supreme Court - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 1-25-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Discrimination - Meet Me In the Park Ch. 6: Act 3: Nikole-Hannah Jones (@nhannahjones) & Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) on the Housing Crisis- What's Changed? - @grittv - Air Date: 9-3-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Zebra - Teen Dream Ch. 8: Act 4: A short history of racist housing policy - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 3-15-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: Modern Day Slavery - Exploring All Avenues Ch. 10: Act 5: The economics of systemic racism - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date: 1-18-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: Something Good Can Work - Tourist History Ch. 12: Act 6: Ferguson USA - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 3-9-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: "Middle America" - Chris Priest Ch. 14: Act 7: The return of debtors prisons in Ferguson - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-10-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: Powerless - The Big Picture Ch. 16: Act 8: #KeepHousingFair via @natfairhouse - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet Ch. 18: Act 9: Racist Ferguson Police Department Financially Motivated Against Blacks - @The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-07-15 Voicemails Ch. 20: Racism and employment - Ruben from San Jose Ch. 21: The corrective mechanism in libertarianism - Patrick from Dallas Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 22: Final comments on libertarians as snowflakes and my recent bonus episode about being a character in a dystopian future Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: #KeepHousingFair via @natfairhouse Take Action: Follow #KeepHousingFair through The National Fair Housing Alliance on Facebook and Twitter Additional Activism/Resources: CHICAGO VOTERS: the mayoral runoff election is APRIL 7. Rahm has continued harmful Daley policies, so Find Your Polling Place READ: "Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law” — a $1.99 Kindle Single by Nikole Hannah-Jones Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!