Empire of the Infinite with A. Lawrence Haskins
About This Show
Author A. Lawrence Haskins opens the conversation on politics, race, religion, sex and beyond with his characteristic caustic wit, often challenging and borderline-okay, outright-mocking the institutions through which each are carefully vetted and parsed before being spoon fed to the masses by the political, religious and social elite.
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#43 - Signed, Angry Black Man
2 days ago
To those in the ill-informed majority, the idea of an angry black man is seen as a sign of incivility, lack of control or a precursor to some sort of violent act. Even many in the minority, including African-Americans, fear that an angry black man will make them look bad, encroach upon their acceptance in their respective power structure or somehow compromise or besmirch their social standing ... Relax, white America. Stop running for cover, black America. Anger is simply an emotion. A natural response in the face of gross injustice. Chief among said injustice is the fact that cops are getting away with the murder of young African American men. Anger in the face of such egregiousness warrants no apology or shame. It warrants a strong and unyielding multiplicity of voices. It warrants strategic mobilization. It warrants landscape-changing fury.
In this episode, not only is the case for black anger in America made, but we also analyze in meticulous and historical-based detail why said anger is countered with irritation, dismissiveness, slander and condescension. And what is said here will not be well-recieved. Buckle the fuck up.