This week we are joined by Dr. Camilla Westenberg as we discuss the recent anti-Black mass shooting in Jacksonville FL. We peel back the layers of what goes into an act like this and offer some insight into the whys.
In the second half of the show, we discuss recent attacks on DEI initiatives in the workplace, and provide a defense of this type of education. We also make a fiscal argument for the benefits of DEI training.
Our Way Black History Fact highlights Loving v. Virginia—the case of a White man and his Black wife that led to the federal government clearing the path for interracial marriage in the U.S.
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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.