In the first half of today’s show, we tell a foundational story of how we were pulled over in 2020 in Mississippi, harassed, profiled, and humiliated by law enforcement only to be released after no usable evidence was able to be procured and used against us.
In the second half of the show, we finish the story of us getting pulled over and draw some parallels to a significant amount of police interactions with Black and Brown people. We make a case that the system in place benefits White people in society more than everyone else and often comes at the expense of those of us who are non-White.
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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.