In the first half of today's episode, we ponder how the insurrection on January 6, 2021 would be different if there were Black protesters or a Black president...and how things would have played out differently in terms of culpability of the former president. We make it a point to explain how the country has changed as a result of this and what the impact on marginalized communities has been.
In the second half of today's show, we finally broached the topic of reparations. We outline some of the less obvious 'whys' in terms of how it makes sense. We also take the time to perform another thought experiment that helps you to understand how simply acknowledging that the harm of slavery can be beneficial.
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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.