Comes A Time: Let’s Talk About Race

“A time comes when silence is betrayal.” – Martin Luther King

“One of the other things my parents always told us [was] – ‘Look, you’re going to have to be twice as good as the best guy for you to have the same opportunities, because you’re Black.’ “
– Oteil Burbridge

In this powerful, important episode, Oteil and Mike focus on the topic of race. Inviting listeners into their conversation, the two discuss the activists and change makers who have fought against racism throughout history, and what’s needed to change the racism that exists deep within our system. Oteil talks about his family history and his own experiences with racism, explains the “one drop” rule, and why we all need to educate ourselves in order to understand the issues and ultimately, effect change.

Mentioned in this episode:

Martin Luther King “Beyond Vietnam — A Time to Break Silence”

The Nixon Tapes

John Ehrlichman quote

Jane Elliott video and exercise on racism



Freeway Rick Ross

Pee Wee Kirkland

Frank Serpico

Oliver North

The Pike Committee

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander