Season 2, Episode 1
The Largest Movement in History
In this episode, two students and three of our faculty share thoughts on two defining events of the past year: last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests and the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
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Herman Beavers, Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies
Camille Charles, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences
Heather Williams, Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought
Breanna Moore, C’15 and Ph.D. candidate, Department of History
Jelani Williams, C’21
Alex Schein and Loraine Terrell
Jane Carroll, Loraine Terrell, Lauren Rebecca Thacker
Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C’18
Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
In this episode we hear from three professors on topics ranging from urban inequality, racial residential segregation, policing procedures, juvenile detention, incarceration, and issues like implicit bias.
In the wake of the shooting in Atlanta, we discuss the history of anti-Asian racism in U.S. politics and culture, and the formation of the Asian American identity as an explicitly political act.