In the first part of our show, we discuss recent police stories where racism directly impacted procedures and outcomes. From the racist texts from the San Jose Police, to the cover-up burial of Dexter Wade, to the second acquittal of an officer involved in the death of Elijah McClain, we ensure you know how much further we need to go to create a more equitable society for us all.
In the second half of the show, we discuss a rethink of the carceral system in the U.S. We take notes from Push Black who pose some interesting questions that we hope will enable you to perform some thought experiments on your own, and ultimately rethink our current system of criminal rehabilitation.
Our Way Black History Fact uncovers the slavery-based Black roots of the concept of Family Reunions
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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.