Friday, June 24, 2016

A Conversation with Courtney Baker About Police Violence and Thuggery, the Color Line, and 'Modern Day Lynchings'

We are now in the third week of the June fundraiser here at Indomitable/WARN/We are Respectable Negroes. It is one of two fundraisers that I conduct annually. The other is in December.

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This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Professor Courtney Baker. She is a professor at Connecticut College and author of the new book, Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African-American Suffering and Death.
In this week's installment of the podcast, Dr. Baker and Chauncey talk about police and anti-black violence, the continuity of white on black racial terrorism from Reconstruction and the postbellum era to the present, and if the street vigilante and police killings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown constitute "modern day lynchings". Chauncey and Courtney also discuss the value of Africana Studies, film, and student activism in the era of Black Lives Matter.

During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey updates the listeners on his health challenges and reflects on how he took his good health for granted for too long. Chauncey also discusses Donald Trump's new found "Christian values", the hypocrisy of America's Christian evangelical authoritarians, and offers some thoughts on recent developments in popular culture including the suspension of WWE superstar Roman Reigns, the movie Lobster, and the "new" information about Michael Jackson's supposed pedophilia.

This episode with Professor Courtney Baker can be downloaded from Libysn and also listened to here.

The Chauncey DeVega Show is available on Itunes and at Stitcher. The Chauncey DeVega Show can now be found on Spotify as well.

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