Today we discuss the difference between “political” and “basic human decency” (Hint: it depends on whether you’re being an a-hole). When it comes to employment, it’s all who you know, and then over here you have racism / the hopeless escalator from privilege to privilege. We recall ye internet of olde, with its blood-dripping anti-abortion geocities cites and its clipart- laden Erin Gray tripod fan sites, and ponder the mystery of what has happened to fashion in Republicanism. Ahh, the 80’s, an era when more was better – whether wealth, power, or white women’s perms. Turns out that none of us knows sh*t but all of us together knows something, and beaver tails continue to be funny. Pre-emptive corrections/errata: a photo of Kim Gordon vs. Dr. Kelly Gordon has been posted on our show page (apologies to Kelly for the memory lapse but in fairness, both of you kick @ss) Bad news: the U.S. voting system has become way too complicated and Canada’s idea of curb appeal makes me wish I was in Bird Box. The good news: voter mobilization, early childhood education and babies named Phyllis give us life. Please do hide your bushel, but also send us mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things we Referenced:
- How to Be Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
- Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs by Deirdre Royster
- Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs by Lauren A. Rivera
- The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement: The Rise of “Pro-Woman” Rhetoric in Canada and the United States By Paul Saurette and Kelly Gordon
- “Frame Alignment Processes, Micromobilization, and Movement Participation” by David A. Snow, E. Burke Rochford, Jr., Steven K. Worden and Robert D. Benford, American Sociological Review (1986)
- Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture
- It Could Happen Here
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