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Racism, Divide and Conquer and the Politics of Trumpism

On today’s show, we talk about Comey being being fired as Trump continues to make his show.

Then, cat brooks reports the story of Yazmin Elias who could be deported and has an hearing about her situation today at 10am.

 

Finally, we air excerpts of Tim Wise’s speech: The Great White Hoax: Racism, Divide and Conquer and the Politics of Trumpism. Tim Wise is one of the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He is the author of seven books, including his most recent, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, and his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.

 

Tim has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, and has trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.

 

About this talk

His presentation, titled “The Great White Hoax: Racism, Divide and Conquer and the Politics of Trumpism” explores the rise of Donald Trump and the way Trumpism reflects longstanding traditions of white racial resentment in America. By placing current politics in a historical context, this talk allows the audience to understand what is new, and not so new about the rise of Trump.

Source Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tim_Wise.jpg

 

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