S4 E5 | HOW BLACK LIVES MATTER: POLITICS & PROTEST


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Calvin sits down with Niles Heron, Allen Louis Linton II, Alia Harvey-Quinn, Yusef Bunchy Shakur, & Misha Stallworth to discuss the purpose of politics, political concerns within the black community, whether to “be black” means to vote Democrat, low black voter turnout in the 2016 election , the Black Lives Matter movement, and whether the “shock of freedom” has short-circuited black protest. (Broadcast/Recorded April 11, 2018) 

PANELISTS


Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What is the purpose of politics & government

  • What are the political concerns of the black community 

  • Why black people overwhelmingly vote Democrat...and to what end

  • Low voter turnout in 2016 

  • What is the purpose of public protest

  • Has the "shock of freedom" short-circuited black protest

  • Has the 24/7 news cycle and social media been helpful or harmful to public protest

  • Conflicting values between BLM as a movement and the black community at large 


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