In the first half of today's episode, we cover lots of articles that have come up this week that point to racist practices at different points of society accross the country. We normally don't get to stories like these, but this week they piled up on us and we ask the obvious question..."Why do we keep supporting these systems?"
In the second half of the show we discuss the disconnect the government has from our reality. We tell real stories about what life is like day-to-day and how divorced our elected officials are from that. Our Way Black History Fact discusses the origins of policing in this country.
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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.