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Straight Talk - Race & Racism in America Part 4

Released Friday, 4th September 2020
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Cedric & Kojo are continuing the series of episodes focusing on racism in America.  They use this conversation to look at the Jacob Blake shooting, comments from leaders, and the roots of the issues we are still witnessing. As incidents of police brutality and the fruition of institutionalized racism continue to surface, it would seem impossible to deny the reality of what the country is facing. And yet many people, including some in high-profile positions, refuse to acknowledge the issues. 

Disturbing views expressed publicly by sheriffs and politicians do not come from nowhere. These are individuals elected or endorsed by the public. What does this say about American society? We look at the infamous speech that David Beth made in response to the pursuit of a group of shoplifters, and the implications and explicit racism of his choice of words when referring to the suspects. 

With so much doom and gloom, the light that is provided by progressive leaders and those who stand up against the wrongs of the past and present, is that much more impactful. We hear from a handful of public officials who weigh in on the plight in which we find ourselves. This episode is peppered with the sobering and inspiring perspective of Doc Rivers, who remains an important touchpoint for us here at The DäBU Podcast. Listen in with us today to hear it all, as we ask, 'What Would You Do?'
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