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”
https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm

The Nixon Tapes
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/07/the-untapped-wealth-of-secrets-in-the-nixon-tapes/374868/?gclid=CjwKCAjw74b7BRA_EiwAF8yHFIFUOXqUDJhbtkqIqrYTZZNsziN9TBa3dvBjZhIzucYwvg4ENKqZCBoCOeIQAvD_BwE

John Ehrlichman quote
https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/index.html

Jane Elliott video and exercise on racism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws&feature=youtu.be

Cointelpro
https://vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro

Iran-Contra
https://www.history.com/topics/1980s/iran-contra-affair

Freeway Rick Ross
https://freewayrickyross.com/

Pee Wee Kirkland
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vbaxx8/pee-wee-kirkland-the-streetball-legend-who-chose-drug-trafficking-over-the-nba

Frank Serpico
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/nyregion/24serpico.html

Oliver North
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Oliver-North

The Pike Committee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_Committee

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
https://newjimcrow.com/