Making Contact

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation” (Encore edition)

Is whitelash enough of an explainer for the rise of president-elect Donald Trump?

Is it rigorous enough to blame the people who didn’t show up to vote for our impending collective struggle under this administration?

On this edition of Making Contact, we rebroadcast a speech contextualizing the election results from Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and author of “From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation.”  Dr. Taylor had recently received death threats after a speech she had made at the Hampshire College graduation. From Dr. Taylor’s vantage point, the torrent of legitimized hate as consequence to President Trump is a threat that needs to be stopped by everyone. Fox News obtained Dr. Taylor’s speech, clipping from it and re-presenting it to their audiences. Soon after, Dr. Taylor received a barrage of threats on her life and her  family, forcing Dr. Taylor to cancel several speaking events immediately following her speech.

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University

Host: R.J. Lozada
Producers: Monica Lopez, Marie Choi, RJ Lozada, Anita Johnson
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor and Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker
Special thanks to KPFA for hosting and recording Dr. Taylor’s speech.

More information
Book: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Video: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Naomi Klein, Resisting Trump’s Shock Doctrine
Podcast: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Black Lives Matter and Black Liberation, Who Makes Cents?
“Achieving Black Liberation: A Conversation With Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor”, Truthout
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “What About Racism”, Jacobin
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “How We Get Free”, Jacobin
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “Black Faces in High Places”, Jacobin
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “No More Eric Garners”, Jacobin
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “Organizing Fergusons”, Jacobin
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “Poverty and the Tailspin of Culture”, Jacobin

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