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Khalil Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University; Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University ‘The Miseducation of the Black Bourgeoisie’ https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/k…
Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society.
Following the 1890 census, the first to measure the generation of African Americans born after slavery, crime statistics, new migration and immigration trends, and symbolic references to America as the promised land of opportunity were woven into a cautionary tale about the exceptional threat black people posed to modern urban society. Excessive arrest rates and overrepresentation in northern prisons were seen by many whites—liberals and conservatives, northerners and southerners—as indisputable proof of blacks’ inferiority. In the heyday of “separate but equal,” what else but pathology could explain black failure in the “land of opportunity”?
The idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America, as were African Americans’ own ideas about race and crime. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.
Feb 12, 2020
A previous version of this video misstated, at 1:40, the percentage of Americans who are Christian but neither Evangelical nor Catholic. The error has been corrected. The headline on this piece has also been updated. Previous headline: How the Bible shapes Trump’s foreign policy
For an influential group of American Christians, support for Israel — and hatred of Iran — are based in a biblical prophecy.
When President Trump authorized the drone strike that killed the powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, he wasn’t just flexing America’s muscle in the Middle East.
He was also acting on the advice of a politically powerful group of evangelical Christians who believe that the US and Israel are part of the Bible’s plan to bring about the second coming of Jesus.
Once considered a fringe element of the religious right, evangelical Christian Zionists are playing an increasingly visible role in Republican politics. Today, unprecedented access to the Trump administration has given them an opportunity to reshape the Middle East.
A previous version of this video misstated, at 1:40, the percentage of Americans who are Christian but neither Evangelical nor Catholic. The error has been corrected.
The headline on this piece has also been updated. Previous headline: How the Bible shapes Trump’s foreign policy
Additional reading: https://newrepublic.com/article/15616…
The Edible Schoolyard Project
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The Edible Schoolyard Project
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Published on Feb 12, 2020
Through the Looking Glass: Corporate Media Criticism and Independent Media Advocacy during the Trump Presidency. This video was recorded live at the Union for Democratic Communications on November 1, 2019 at Cal State University, East Bay