*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses series and films involving Sexual Assault and Extreme Violence. Listener Discretion is Strongly Advised. As America seemingly turns a corner on racial justice, Hollywood is rounding the corner on racial representation, returning to the use of violence to put across the reality of oppression. But not all intentions affect equally. … More Agony and Ecstasy: Struggle Movies and Minority Representation in Media
The guys briefly discuss the recent surge of violence against Asian Americans and this year’s records of gun violence.
On January 6th, a crazed mob stormed the Capitol building in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election through murderous means. One week later, Donald Trump became the first president in history to be impeached twice. But of course the story doesn’t end there. RIP MF DOOM.
This week the guys discuss the year’s uptick in progressive content, primarily in cartoons and video games. What constitutes as progressive media in the first place? Does the effort justify the lack of efficacy?
Don and Harry deep dive into their past to explore the path towards what led to their current QnoA philosophies! How did you form your personal politics growing up? What were your influences?
Noah Berlatsky is back and lays down the modern day Republican psyche, odds for the 2020 Election, and the political work to do in the years to come.
And now for something completely different…Donovan plucks from his family tree and brings on Jon Thicklin to talk all things relevant in the lives and interests of black men today. That involves police brutality, Kanye West and who should and shouldn’t play Storm!
If times are changing, how are we changing? Is this anger we feel destructive, or productive? Am I becoming violent?
In the aftermath of the protests against Police Brutality, several companies have responded by reexamining their mascots’ histories. The guys discuss that, plus examples such as Gone with the Wind, searching for their utility in a firmly anti-racist world.