May 27, 2021
We speak to the one-and-only Dr. Cornel West about the professional consequences of his advocacy Palestine, his tenure battle with Harvard, and what he makes of the gap between the media response to his case versus Nikole Hannah-Jones's tenure battle. How does the silence or complicity of the Black media elite obstruct progress by manufacturing consent for neoliberalism? And how does a flat, racially essentialist understanding who the "good guy" is make progressive advocacy more difficult, from BLM to Gaza? But first, Brie and Virgil discuss what Biden should have accomplished by George Floyd's anniversary using executive orders, the waning sympathy for Palestine, and what the two have in common.
Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend).
Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).