Forgive the Zoom audio this week...but we felt the show was important and wanted to record it despite the distance. In the first part of the show, we discuss how media companies manipulate data and other facts to establish and maintain a false narrative or an otherwise limited view of a given topic. The example we use this week is Fox News.
The second part of the show deals with the discriminatory lending practices identified by civil rights attorney Ben Crump. Our Way Black History Fact is about how Charlie from The Chocolate Factory was originally Black and was later whitewashed from the pages of the story.
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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.