In the first part of today’s episode, we discuss Black wealth. There are many ways that income, wealth, and access to capital can shape the outcomes of societies and communities and we pay particular attention to the Black community and the disparities that are present when comparing to White Americans. We spend some time discussing how the myth of ‘trickle-down economics’ has widened the gap between rich and poor and how Black people are often in the most vulnerable of positions with respect to policies like these.
In the second part of the show, we discuss a new wave of attacks on the plight of Black America. These include legislation that was born out of the response of people filming police encounters, the banning of Critical Race Theory in many states, and companies limiting the free speech of their employees when they choose to support Black lives.
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