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Basic Black Live: Revisiting a "High-Tech" Lynching and The Politics of Language

Arts & Culture | Politics


(Originally broadcast on November 11, 2011)

Recently, conservative pundits have characterized the mainstream media’s treatment of Herman Cain as racist, even invoking the “high-tech lynching” image from the Thomas hearings. The left wing responded with charges of hypocrisy.

Do black conservatives really receive different treatment in the media than black liberals? Are liberals no more post-racial than the conservatives, but more subtle about showing it?

Our regular panel is joined by Ulli K. Ryder, Visiting Professor at Brown and Lecturer in Africana Studies, Simmons College; and Lionel McPherson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University.
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Hip Hop Activist Rosa Clemente

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Rosa Clemente was one of many presenters at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) held in Boston April 8-10.  Clemente, who considers herself a proud “black Puerto Rican radical,” made it clear to other NCMR attendees that she dances to her own beat and doesn’t care who likes it.


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A Discussion on the 2016 Presidential Race

Politics

Basic Black sits down with Dr. Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston to discuss the issues related to the 2016 Presidential Election. You’ll hear further insight to the issues that are being avoided, the rise in popularity of the “non-establishment” candidates, and how the issue of immigration extends beyond Latinos. 

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Amiri Baraka at Tufts University - 1974

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Amiri Baraka at Tufts University - 1974

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