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 Orleans.
Dr. Johnson is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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 Hurricane Katrina. 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.