We’re Having a Moment

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Cathi G
 Jun 26, 2020
Smart insights about events at the intersection of race and COVID-19. If you haven't heard of Baratunde Thurston before, this is a great introduction. If you already know him--you know it's good--subscribe already.

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It's true. We all feel it in the United States. We are having some kind of moment. Where it goes, we can't say, but right here, right now, something significant is happening involving race and in particular, policing. In this limited run series, Baratunde Thurston explains and explores what feels like a defining moment in American history. When Mitt Romney joins a Black Lives Matter march, when NASCAR bans the Confederate flag, when major cities actually contemplate defunding the police, and when Adidas retweets Nike in support of Black lives, something big is going on.

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No Right Way to Protest
2928
Baratunde speaks about the stark difference between the protests again public health precautions and the Black Lives Matter protests. In discussion with actor and activist, Kendrick Sampson, and protestor, Gunnar Carlson, Baratunde explores the way two Americas have diverged under the dual pandemics. 
Jun 30, 2020
It Took a Pandemic
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Using his emotionally raw reaction to Amy Cooper calling the police on a birdwatcher and his powerful TED talk on diagramming sentences to better articulate abuse at the hands of police, Baratunde reveals how the rise of the COVID pandemic exposed the racial pandemic that’s stunted this country since it’s foundation. Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd was appalling, but it took a pandemic for the entire country to notice.  Music by Aloe Blacc WATCH Live On Lockdown  SUBSCRIBE to my Weekly Emails BECOME a SUPPORTER ON PATREON
Jun 26, 2020
Introducing 'We're Having a Moment'
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It's true. We all feel it in the United States. We are having some kind of moment. Where it goes, we can't say, but right here, right now, something significant is happening involving race and in particular, policing. In this limited run series, Baratunde Thurston explains and explores what feels like a defining moment in American history. When Mitt Romney joins a Black Lives Matter march, when NASCAR bans the Confederate flag, when major cities actually contemplate defunding the police, and when Adidas retweets Nike in support of Black lives, something big is going on.
Jun 23, 2020