May 15, 2019
When Bad Gal RiRi made the decision to start her foundation line @Fenty, the makeup industry was not ready for the discrimination awakening they were about to receive. Women like Krystal (@acondria), an albino woman that found her perfect match in one of the 40 shades the brand has to offer, were realizing how left out they were in the world of make up. Diversity and inclusion is often not addressed until it effect profits. But, thanks to people like Rihanna with influence, capital and humility, the world of marketing, fashion and entertainment is being challenged to step up or get stepped on. We talk about cultural mistake @Fenty made and how they over came it as well as the rise of Asian culture in main stream through shows like 13 Reasons Why, @Neflix To All The Boys I Ever Loved and Fresh Off the Boat.
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What good in the hood- 00:38
Chopping it up- 12:43
From the Pod:
The Fenty Beauty Effect: How Rihanna Started a Major Spring Makeup Trend by:@spanych (Sophia Panych)
May 8, 2019
A Reddit user asked, did the breeding of Black people make them better at sports? And so, we decided to try and find an answer and talk about the question itself. Is the question racist? Is it ignorant? Or asked out of curiosity? Who knows? We dive into this and the intelligence of athletes based on race and the distinct differences in the way the media reports on White and Non-white athletes. This conversation is so layered. It lead us to talk about everything from the 2019 NFL Draft to Lebron James to bull riding to transgender participation in sports.
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What's good in the hood: 00:37
Chopping it up: 11:03
From the pod:
Sports Gene by David Epstein
April 30, 2019
1. able or likely to cause harm or injury.
"a dangerous animal"
2. likely to cause problems or to have adverse consequences.
"it is dangerous to underestimate an enemy"
menacing · threatening · treacherous · savage · wild · vicious · murderous · desperate · minacious
In this episode, we discuss what it means to be dangerous and how nature and nurture can contribute to people being dangerous. In our own opinions, we answer the burning question, "Are White People inherently dangerous?"
April 24, 2019
Why do so many white men people find it extremely uncomfortable or unimportant to talk about race? Why do some feel like there is no point of showing up? There is an array of feelings about being a member the most oppressive group of people in our known history especially when your values don't align with the sins of the past. Join us as we talk about white men in race conversations.
April 16, 2019
Let's be real, when the Virginia Blackface scandal swept around the world, all kinds of people were silent, outraged and flabbergasted. Meanwhile, Black legislators in the Virginia House of Delegates were provided the opportunity to speak at each session, ya know because it was Black History Month. It didn't get real on the floor until February 22nd when Freshman Delegate Jay Jones made the tough decision to "Take it to the house," Join us to find out why Jay chose not to dodge the uncomfortable and necessary race conversation (2:02), the two Virginia he sees (3:39) and why millennials are not lining up for public service (20:45). Jay digs into the personal experiences of his father, a former state legislator (5:57) and grandparents in a segregated Virginia (8:40). He tells why he is no stranger to code switching (14:30) and the struggles attached to the perception of not being black enough or black at all (11:45). Jay leaves us with nuggets on why the 2020 census and these conversations are important for everyone (24:31).
From the Pod:
Del. Jay Jones's Speech
April 10, 2019
Who is missing from the race conversation? What is the hardest topic for the media to tackle about race? When will children join the conversation? We are so used to the media providing us with a story, but what about their story. In this episode, we chop it up with Barbara Hamm-Lee, host of Another View. She explains why Another View exist and answers the who, what, why and when of racism. We talk about bias, privilege and simple truths.
April 2, 2019
Waffle House canceled. Roseanne Barr canceled. Kanye West canceled. Gov. of Virginia canceled. There is a phenomenon of "canceling" or choosing not to support people (in most cases celebrities), events, businesses, songs, films or TV shows for things that the public considers unacceptable or problematic. In this episode, we talk about the dangers of cancel culture, how isolating people does not magically undo hurt they’ve caused, and what does redemption look like.
March 26, 2019
A week after the Christchurch mosque massacres, people across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer. Their Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, told the crowd 'We are one.' This a message that resonates with Amy, who after traveling the globe years ago, made the decision to become a Muslim (10:30). In our chat with Amy, she shares her personal decision to wear hijab (15:44) and the discrimination she faces (19:48). Her story reminds us that there is diversity in every culture and especially in Muslim culture (21:38). Amy acknowledges that Muslim and Christians share many of the same beliefs (14:05) and how representation in everything from politics to the Olympics matter (28:54). She like many Muslims want you to ask a Muslim when you're curious (25:51), but before you ask there is one thing she wants you to know (33:02).
March 18, 2019
In light of the recent higher education scandal, we decided to take a deeper look into the people, politics and perceptions behind the entire sh*t show of decision-making by wealthy parents.
March 12, 2019
The non-Hispanic white population is, solely, expected to fall, dropping from 199 million in 2020 to 179 million in 2060. European American voters are under the impression that they are losing a historical grip on power and are responding to a real personal crisis. In this episode, we talk about the browning of American and our personal feelings about it and its relationship to politics.
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What's Good in the Hood- 00:43
From the Pod:
White threat in a browning America: How demographic change is fracturing our politics.
By Ezra Klein @ezraklein