Jun 24, 2016
This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Professor Courtney Baker. She is a professor at Connecticut College and author of the new book, Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African-American Suffering and Death.
In this week's installment of the
podcast, Dr. Baker and Chauncey talk about police and anti-black
violence, the continuity of white on black racial terrorism from
Reconstruction and the postbellum era to the present, and if the
street vigilante and police killings of Trayvon Martin and Michael
Brown constitute "modern day lynchings". Chauncey and Courtney also
discuss the value of Africana Studies, film, and student activism
in the era of Black Lives Matter.
During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey updates the listeners on his health challenges and reflects on how he took his good health for granted for too long. Chauncey also discusses Donald Trump's new found "Christian values", the hypocrisy of America's Christian evangelical authoritarians, and offers some thoughts on recent developments in popular culture including the suspension of WWE superstar Roman Reigns, the movie Lobster, and the "new" information about Michael Jackson's supposed pedophilia.