Today, we feature two books aimed at children and teens. We talk with Lawrence Goldstone about his book, Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice. It’s about a massacre of African Americans that occurred almost 150 years ago and the Supreme Court verdict that overturned their convictions. The case centered around an interpretation of the 14th Amendment — an amendment that is under attack today by our president and his Republican allies.
We spend the hour talking with Dr. George Yancy about racism in America and what white people can do about it.Â His book is, Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America?
It grew out of a 2015 New York Times op-ed, a letter entitled Dear White AmericaÂ and the vitriolic backlash he experienced from many white readers in response.Â Continue reading
We talk with social justice scholar Monique Morris about her new book, Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls.
Then, as fire season in California becomes ever longer and more intense, some are saying the profit-driven utility ownership model just isn’t working. We talk with Ben Ehrenreich about his article in the Nation, “California Is Burning—Nationalize PG&E.”
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We talk with Carl Hart about his book, Drug Use For Grownups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear.
We also talk with Hari Ziyad about their memoir, Black Boy Out Of Time. It’s about growing up Black and queer in a family of Hari Krishna adherents.