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Bad Faith is two shows in one: it's a panel show about politics and pop culture with a rotating cast of performers and politicians, artists and activists, writers and radicals; and it's a two-way podcast where two people from two very different parts of the left make the case for one less terrible world. 

Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) is a former attorney, National Press Secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, co-host of campaign podcast Hear The Bern, and a journalist who is early enough in her political career that she remains (tragically) sanguine.

Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) is an internet user and co-host of Chapo Trap House.

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Nov 22, 2021

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This week, Brie digs deeper into some broader themes that emerged from the Kyle Rittenhouse discourse. How productive is the "white supremacist" descriptor attached to not just Kyle, but to any number of actors associated with conservative politics. Even if it's accurate, does a maximalist view of white supremacy undermine the potency or rhetorical relevance of the term? Is it unnecessarily divisive? Or is the negative reaction to the term evidence that we're not talking about white supremacy enough? Briahna is joined by Zaid Jilani, journalist and author at Inquire More substack, who recently wrote an article which, among other things, questioned the the wisdom of squad members describing Rittenhouse as "white supremacist." Irami Osei-Frimpong provides a counterpoint: arguing that the path to racial equality requires an unflinching commitment to racial reeducation where whites aren't "coddled", and what he describes as white cultural deficits are interrogated. It's a passionate conversation with no punches pulled. A must listen.

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