Zero Squared: Radical and/or Racial Politics?

Glenn Loury is the guest this week as we discuss black anger, white victims of police violence, and the ins and outs of structural racism. Loury is a former conservative who became a man of the left in the 90s. He has a predisposition to go slow and a strong inclination to favor reform over radical change. He is also a good guest. A professor at Brown University, a onetime contender for Undersecretary of Education, the author of the book The Anatomy of Racial Inequality, and the host of the Glenn Show at bloggingheads.tv, we were glad to have him back.

Some Zero Books titles that you should check out: Daniel Coffeen’s Reading the Way of Things, Eliot Fintushel’s book Zen City, and Jerry Barnett’s Porn Panic.

In this episode you’ll hear about Functionalist Assumptions in Sociology, a clip from the 80s film Repo Man, Iggy Pop’s theme for Repo Man, an excerpt from a speech by Omali Yeshitela at an African People’s Solidarity Committee conference, an excerpt from the comedy sketch program Mr. Show, and the Wellness/Plaza Vaporwave Mix from the youtube star Akanein Tokio TV.

street protests of acts of police violence has already given the BLM folks a seat at the table (we’ll see if they can keep them post-election) with the powers that be and is the pivot/pain-point that gives them and their issue moral power/pressure.
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