Professor Cedric Johnson is the guest on this
week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the
author/editor of several books including Revolutionaries
to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African
American Politics, as well as The Neoliberal Deluge:
Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism and the Remaking of New
Dr. Johnson is also an
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and
African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at
In this expansive conversation,
Cedric and Chauncey discuss "Black Lives Matter", "substantive"
versus "symbolic" politics, the limitations of social media
"activism", Black Nationalism, the Trump phenomenon, the
misunderstood concept of the "Black Freedom Struggle", and
Dr. Johnson then sat down for a
second time to share his experiences at the "Black Lives Matter"
Michigan Avenue protests back in December 2015.
During this newest installment of
The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey talks about the
Wisconsin primaries, shares his thoughts on Wrestlemania
32, and is upset that he does not have the superpowers which
white doctors in a new study from the University of Virginia
believe that black folks are supposed to have. At the
conclusion of this week's episode of the podcast, Chauncey offers
his commentary on a recent fight at a Connecticut area Chinese
buffet over crab legs and talks about why no respectable or sane
person should ever eat at such an establishment.