#135 - Anti-Blackness with Bernard Hayman

Posted October 25, 2016

Shaun speaks with activist, writer, and Fulbright scholar Bernard Hayman about anti-Blackness, why it’s useful to distinguish it from a broader term like “racism,” and how easy it is to be passively anti-Black in America.

I mentioned in this episode that Microsoft had, at one time, “bailed out” Apple. I got a few things wrong. First, I meant to say “100 million dollars,” but said “one million” instead. Both are incorrect; it was $150 million. Second, it turns out that Microsoft’s investment was likely not intended to save Apple. Further reading: https://www.wired.com/2009/08/dayintech_0806/http://www.zdnet.com/article/stop-the-lies-the-day-that-microsoft-saved-apple/

We talked about Derek Black, the former white supremacist wunderkind. Here’s the Washington Post’s initial story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-white-flight-of-derek-black/2016/10/15/ed5f906a-8f3b-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html

A story about the GoFundMe campaign to donate $10,000 to the North Carolina GOP: http://wncn.com/2016/10/17/group-of-democrats-create-gofundme-for-firebombed-ncgop-office-raise-13k-in-40-minutes/

The Twitter thread on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, and why it assumes a strictly Western point of view: https://twitter.com/jennygadget/status/787390696806158337

Constance Wu using the term “blackface employed on Asians”: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/asian-american-actresses-discuss-ghost-885890

We name-dropped a few people to follow on Twitter. They are:
@BlerdyShani
@rgay
@tressiemcphd

The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag was also mentioned; this is, of course, the product of @ReignOfApril‘s hard work. You can listen to our episode with April and Jon Tsuei here.

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