The first part of this week's show follows up with a few stories that we told in the past year. One is of a Karen that assaulted a 14-year-old Black child in a hotel lobby falsely believing that he had stolen her phone. The second is of officers in Buffalo, NY pushing an elderly man to the ground fracturing his skull, and the third is a story about a police tactic that is used to prevent the public from filming them as they interact with people.
The second part of today's program deals with housing discrimination and the numerous challenges Black and Brown people face when seeking shelter. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to Ruby Bridges...a child that had to be escorted to school by U.S. Marshalls to desegregate a school in the deep south.
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About Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.