59 minutes | Jun 22, 2021

The Boogeyman of Critical Race Theory

Additional Resources:"Whitmire: Alabama lawmaker wants to ban critical race theory, so I asked him what it is," AL.com, June 15, 2021. "How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory," The New Yorker, June 18, 2021. "Fox’s anti-“critical race theory” parents are also GOP activists," Media Matters for America, June 17, 2021. "What critical race theory is -- and isn't," CNN, May 10, 2021 (updated)."Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Mega-Donor, and the Future of Journalism," The Assembly, May 30, 2021."Pressure builds on UNC board to grant tenure to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones," The Washington Post, May 26, 2021.Podcast Reference:"Clint Smith on the Importance of Critical Race Theory and His New Book, 'How the World Is Passed', " The Bakari Sellers Podcast, June 3, 2021. Social Media References: Michael Harriot tweetNikole Hannah-Jones tweet---------Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs:"Untold Stories" by Traum DiggsOur Spotify playlist:A Guest in the House Podcast Picks----------David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community; and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Culture. His independent album releases include Jazz Hop, Major Journalism, and Jazz Hop II.   A more complete discography is available at traumdiggs.com .Social:traumdiggs.com IG:  @traumdiggsTwitter:  @traumdiggs Dr. Mickey Hess is Professor of English at Rider University and the author of A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop: How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be. With rapper and producer Buddha Monk, Mickey co-authored The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard. His other books include Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory; Is Hip-Hop Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Most Wanted Music; and the edited collections Icons of Hip-Hop and Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide.Social:mickeyhessTwitter:  @mickeyhess
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