@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy are joined by the original Jawner – Carl for our 50th episode. We discuss Carl won’t WOD, #BreloVerdict, racist Duke professor, NYC Housing Auth is afraid of the police, @Crissles Read of the Week, Ava DuVernay & Leslie are BFF’s, R&B Auntie Beef, Are Jedi’s villians plus R&B singers who can’t sing.
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy are joined by Michael & Kymberly from SomethinNCommon Podcast to discuss Morgan Freeman’s Mary Jane, 911 call routing, #BlueAlert BOO ALERT, @POTUS, #SayHerName, #M4BL, White people need to stop calling the police PLUS Essential R&B 90’s Jams
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy are joined by Queen Karen from The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast to discuss TNT school principal is fired, racism in education, the myth of the absent black father, White Feminism ™, Terrance Howard admits to having a small penis, Arrow goodness and Karen shares the origin story of TBGWT with a testimony to the power of podcasting!
We here at the Interracial Jawn are proud to welcome a new contributor to our site @edikaikong who is “Continuously working towards reducing his ego to better connect with others. Discovering his path in the movement. Loves “Inception”
What Does it Mean to be in the Movement?
by IRJ Blog Contributor Eddie Umana
The more I learn about what’s going in this country, the more I realize we haven’t progressed as much as we’ve thought.
We feel we’ve progressed because of all of the technological advances we see. The stories of upward mobility and access to college education for the more disenfranchised. We measure progress also in the fact America has elected and re-elected a black president. We pat ourselves on the back as if it’s some massive achievement. As if electing a black president confirms we’ve erased all the racial ills in our society.
Some even said Obama’s election was Martin Luther King Jr’s dream realized. Those who’ve read Dr. King’s speeches know better.
Ultimately, Obama’s election was used as an excuse for white America, the wealthy, the liberals and the middle-class to be disengaged. An excuse to be selfish. An excuse to be elitist. An excuse to be “American”. And fundamentally, an excuse to be inhuman.
The losers are not only the poor and people of color terrorized by the police let alone the whole system. We must remember we all lose when we tacitly allow those in less privileged situations to continue to suffer as we turn a blind eye.
What right do I have to be in a privileged position, and tacitly deny poor people food then criticize them for being lazy?! What right?! If I do not know what it means to be poor, then why am I speaking on how a poor person should live their life?