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This episode is the fifth conversation in the Black Lives Matter series. In it, you will hear Dr. Ervin talk about the collapse of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for black people. He also talks about the choice between gradual change in contrast to “cataclysmic change” (his words) as relating to the liberation of black people around the…
 
This episode is the fourth conversation in the Black Lives Matter series where empowerment starts here with Reverend Dr. Valerie Bridgeman. In this call, Rev. Valerie links BLM to the spiritual. She talks about God as not sharing, about Jesus being a black woman, and about uprooting historical systems such as the police department so we can properl…
 
In this episode, Empowerment Starts Here with Senator Lena Taylor from Wisconsin. The Senator joins this BLM series as a public servant trying to disrupt social margins for her constituents while personally being in those margins. She talks about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by going right to the U.S. Constitution and then directly co…
 
In this episode, the Informant, a local artist, talks black lives matter through the lens of a black man growing up in Milwaukee, WI. He talks about his lived experiences with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and his encounters with police. In the close out, the host will explore humanization, self actualization and liberation as specific…
 
In this episode, Henry Leonard talks about public education and black lives matter through the lens of a union worker. He also shares his perspective on life as a contested experience for blacks yet a privileged experience for whites. Finally, in the close out, the host will consider white supremacy and its relatedness to the education of black min…
 
In this episode, the informant talks about the capital required for parents to enroll their children in charter public schools and the ways in which this requirement violates the tenets of free education. In the close out, the host adds to the conversation by talking about democratic education from the angle of property, privilege and power. Visit …
 
In the recorded conversation, the Informant talks about public school employment for educators of color and how it differs from what their white counterparts experience. He also talks about educators of color only being allowed to teach in under-resourced schools and finally, he talks about different access points to privilege and power. In the clo…
 
Contrary to public treatment, racism is not just about the n-word. It is also not just about blatant discrimination on the grounds of color. In this episode, the host talks about the subtleties of racism at the interpersonal level relating to legitimacy, authority and the control of resources. For a full description and the show notes, please click…
 
In the Case of Black Love, the informants talk about happiness, love, sex, sexuality, sexual assault, black men, black women, black consciousness, R. Kelly, Judge Kavanough, polyamory and monogamy, white patriarchy, black matriarchy, and much, much more! In the close out, the host talks about the causal relationship (made throughout the conversatio…
 
In this episode, the informant and host talk about sex from a sociological perspective. Together, they interrogate ideas on sex as an act of pleasure, the right to have pleasurable sex, and the dignity of sex as related to being human. They also talk about parenting in the development of healthy sexual identities and the role that church plays in t…
 
The Sunken Place is a term/metaphor borrowed from Jordan Peele's movie, Get Out. In this episode, the host proposes four conditions that creates this condition. Instead discussing racism, as was the premise of Peel's interpretation of the Sunken Place, she explores how other conditions in the physical, social and political world also creates causes…
 
To be critical is to understand all events, experiences and phenomenon by examining their relationship with the social world. One who is critical accepts the social world as a series of interconnecting systems ...usually enacted to maintain current distributions of power. In this episode, the hosts considers how two seemingly similar people can hav…
 
In this episode, the informant talks about three levels of power shifting: the power shift that happens at the classroom level when whiteness is de-centered in the literature read by black and brown students; at the local level when gentrification takes over black and brown communities; and at the global level when white Americans must confront the…
 
In this episode, four ESH returns come back to talk about a common theme they share: being white, male and privileged. In this conversation is Chris Thinnes from Ep03 (The Case of Allyship in Context); Peter Anderson from Ep09 (The Case of Gradelessness); Dr. Paul Thomas from Ep10 (The Case of Critical Literacy) and Justin Schleider from Ep24 (The …
 
In this episode, the informant models what it means to be unapologetic around issues relating to women. She talks boldly about birth control, about abortions as a reproductive right, about being child-free, and about her relationship with women of color and queer women. Also in this conversation, you will learn that it is quite difficult to talk ab…
 
In this episode, the informant talks about being black at school as a psychosocial phenomenon impacting black students and families, black educators, and black community stakeholders. She also talks about the nonprofit and for-profit organization that fuels her work and the dynamic challenges of monetizing social justice and providing services to s…
 
In this episode, Dr. Marachi offers a critique on standardized testing as part of a larger phenomenon of big data and predictive analytics. She talks about testing as relating to resource distribution and data mining; about power holders as test makers and the design and coding of tests to keep them secure as power holders; and about social justice…
 
In this episode, the informant talks about individualism versus collectivism (in terms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness); about traditionalism versus innovation (in terms of critical pedagogy and rejecting the middle as the naming of the case); and about the English language as a power tool of culture and privilege (in terms of intrape…
 
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