Episode 17 of the podcast is a discussion around the aftermath of the George Floyd murder. I bring in AbdulRahim and Dallas Wright for this episode. AbdulRahim is a Palestinian from the Bay Area. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford and has a background in theatre an linguistics. Currently working in the tech industry, he has many years of on the ground experience with social justice activism. Dallas is a Chicago native who has a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.A. from DePaul University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has over 6 years of experience in the city's non profit sector. He spent several years working at Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) to support the health needs of South Side families. He is currently in a senior research position at Northwestern University. In this podcast we discussed issues related to ally-ship, antiBlackness in non-white minorities, Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the effects of colonialism.
Some resources that are recommended by AbdulRahim and Dallas to understand race relations are as follows:
"Black Skin, White Masks" - Frantz Fanon
"Invisible Man" - Ralph Ellison
"Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering" - Dr. Sherman Jackson "
How to be an AntiRacist" - Ibrahim X. Kendi
"New Jim Crow" - Michelle Alexander
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