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[PODCAST] #385: Putting College Race Tensions In Context

Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent events, demands and responses at The University of Missouri, Yale, Dartmouth and Occidental College. Important Themes: (identified by Professor Glenn Loury of Brown University) Principles free speech vs inclusion; a preemption of discussion by the throwing of fits Pedagogy comfort vs enlightenment; absence of scientific discussion, or fear of it Psychology faculty members are placating students Our discussion includes these topics: -Thomas Jefferson and the origins of scientific racism -Scientific racism gives way to racial liberalism -Problems with integration and assimilation - it's white supremacy -Racial liberalism spreads to higher education -"white responsibility" and paternalism -The resulting legitimate problems and concerns of blacks in higher education -Achievement gaps -Silence is violence? All ...

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[PODCAST] #371: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade Themes and Missed Opportunities In Straight Outta Compton

Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. When I first read Thad's book, A Renegade History of the United States, I couldn't stop thinking about N.W.A, and when I finally saw Straight Outta Compton I immediately thought of Thaddeus Russell. I have also been rethinking my first appraisal of the film and its subjects; there was too much hero worship, and I felt like I superimposed onto N.W.A a libertarian enlightenment that probably wasn't really there. "Heroification" is subtraction of peoples' flaws from their story. However, the identification of someone as a "renegade" doesn't require that. Our discussion centers around two central topics: Missed Opportunities - Examination of Misogyny Renegade Themes -N.W.A fought by ...

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