Today we look back on last week's holiday for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and cite several examples of conservative hypocrisy. Many on the right use bits and pieces of Dr. King's legacy and quotes to gain clout and give the appearance of brother/sisterhood when, in fact their policies stand in direct contrast to what Dr. King stood for.
In the second half of the show, we discuss the viral interaction of police and Keenan Anderson which led to his death. We describe the video, the triggers, and naturally, the aftermath. We also spend some time reviewing one of Dr. Martin Luther King's letters and charge everyone with doing more research into the great reverend.
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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.