In the first half of the show, we discuss a the Mississippi officers who tortured and sexually assaulted Black suspects at their home for 90 minutes. We ask why there is still blind support for policing and why people are so opposed to rethinking how policing should be done. We also question the outcomes and ask critical questions about public safety.
In the second half of the show, we discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Affirmative Action. We spend time explaining Affirmative Action and how it has benefited marginalized communities. We also discuss the hypocrisy of the Supreme Court and how voting has critical implications when it comes to things like this.
Listen to Civic Cipher every Sunday morning at 7am on Hot 98.3!
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.