Until Ferguson, every act of apparent racially motivated violence in the news sparked the same pointless debate about the role of race in the incident. Despite an obvious pattern of police violence against people of color, many Americans continue to insist that we live in a post-racial society. Often, they point to the election of President Obama as proof. When it is pointed out that many of the attacks on Obama are overtly racist, it provokes angry denial among the Tea Party types. The problem is that just as most Tea Party supporters do not acknowledge their unconscious racist biases, their accusers fail to take into account the fact that holding such unrecognized beliefs is not the same thing as consciously choosing to believe in the superiority of one race over another.
Walter Davis is a retired military veteran, a survivor of the infamous 16th Street Church bombing in Birminghamd that killed several Black children and an expert at facilitating discussions about race. In this show, we talk about what it will take to have an honest discussion about racism in America and how we can work together to unite people of different races, polititical philosophies and socioeconomic circumstances to work together to establish liberty and justice for all.
This show will be rebroadcast on November 1 at 1 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio network.
Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to explain the true costs of corporate control of the US government.