(2016/02/02) The double helix of racial and economic inequality
February 3, 2016•73 min
Edition #987 Today we look at the intersection and roots of systemic racism and institutional poverty in America and the ways in which each supports and bolsters the other 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 00:00:45 Ch. 2: Act 1: The Great Migration - @DecodeDC - Air Date 5-14-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: End of the World - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin 00:08:32 Ch. 4: Act 2: Back to Baltimore Witness to History - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-11-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Uprising - Muse 00:12:45 Ch. 6: Act 3: Richard Rothstein on the roots racial segregation in Baltimore - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 12-26-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: Segregation - Rankin Scroo 00:21:30 Ch. 8: Act 4: Phil Thompson on the Historical Fight for Civil and Economic Rights - @TheNextSystem Project - Air Date: 6-30-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: N/A 00:25:17 Ch. 10: Act 5: Black College Households Lost Half Their Wealth Despite Degrees - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 8-19-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: Lesson Learned - Smooth Jazz All Stars 00:30:42 Ch. 12: Act 6: The legacy of racial, economic inequality - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 12-29-14 Ch. 13: Song 6: Only a Pawn In Their Game - Bob Dylan 00:43:47 Ch. 14: Act 7: Working against the Racial Wealth Gap - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 12-8-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: Forward - Northbound 00:47:02 Ch. 16: Act 8: Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap w/@AECFNews (Annie E. Casey Fdn) - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - Shihan 00:52:14 Ch. 18: Act 9: Racism is a tool to keep poor white people blaming POC for their problems - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date: 6-19-15 Voicemails 01:01:32 Ch. 19: We are a defacto segregated country - Erin from Philadelphia 01:03:47 Ch. 20: Pulling the Overton window back to the left - Colby from Portland, Oregon 01:07:12 Ch. 21: Thoughts on the effects of structures of business - Jordan from Salt Lake City Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:10:33 Ch. 22: Final comments on the lack of diversity in the voicemails Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap w/@AECFNews (Annie E. Casey Fdn) Take Action: Get Involved with the Annie E. Casey Foundation: Who We Help: Communities Contact your legislators through OpenStates.org about: ”Investing in Tomorrow” Sources/further reading: "Could These Four Policy Changes Close the Racial Wealth Gap?” at Colorlines.org "UN Experts Catalog Seemingly Endless List of Racial Discrimination in US” at CommonDreams "The U.S. Supreme Court Barely Saves the Fair Housing Act” at The Atlantic "Ending the Cycle of Racial Isolation” at The New York Times "Obama administration to unveil major new rules targeting segregation across U.S.” via The White House "In Fair Housing Act Case, Supreme Court Backs 'Disparate Impact’ Claims” “Segregation Now: Investigating America’s Racial Divide” at ProPublica 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!