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Episode 142: Black Pedagogy and Black Students

For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne turn their attention to the education of Black youth. Specifically, they welcome Dr. Nathaniel Bryan, an assistant professor of early childhood education at the Miami University. They begin the conversation by exploring Dr. Bryan’s motivation for studying Black education (42:30) and discussing the importance of examining the experiences of Black youth in schools (44:05). Next, they discuss the pedagogical styles of Black male teachers (46:30), why White educators must unpack their privilege (49:50), how place shapes pedagogical styles in school (52:29), and the ethic of care among Black female teachers (55:33). The conversation then turns to Dr. Bryan’s  scholarship on the misperception of Black boyhood and how it shapes the role of Black male teachers in schools (56:45) as well as his research on Black PlayCrit (59:23)  They close the interview by discussing the importance of challenging stereotypes around Black boyhood in education (1:02:28) and education in the context of COVID-19 (1:05:45). 

Other Topics Include 

00:30 - Catch Up with Tyrell and Daphne

05:47 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 

39:00 - Introduction of the Topic

41:53 - Learn More About Dr. Nathaniel Bryan

56:45 - Black Male Teachers as Disciplinarians 

1:15:05 - Tyrell and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

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Episode 141: Browning of the New South

Continuing last week’s discussion on race and immigration in the United States, today’s episode features Dr. Jennifer Jones, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Jones is also the author of The Browning of the New South, which explores shifting race relations in the South and the experiences of Mexican immigrants who have settled in the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina. During the interview, they have a conversation about her motivation for writing the book (40:30), misconceptions about immigrant incorporation (45:40), and the South as a new immigrant destination (48:45). They also discuss Dr. Jones’ concept of reverse incorporation (54:40), the racialization of Latinos (59:45), the growing sense of minority linked fate between Latinos and African Americans (1:03:10), and the potential for coalition building between the two communities (1:08:21). 

Other Topics Include 

00:30 - Catch Up with Tyrell and Daphne

07:35 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 

33:45 - Introduction of the Topic

36:36 - Learn More About Dr. Jennifer Jones

52:55 - The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

1:12:00 - Dr. Jones’ Future Research Agenda 

1:20:05 - Tyrell and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

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Episode 140: Black Political Opinions on Immigration

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Niambi Carter, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University and author of American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship. They begin the conversation by learning more about Dr. Carter and her experiences as a professor at both predominantly White and historically Black institutions (39:40) and her take on recent Democratic politics (50:00). They then discuss the motivation behind her book (59:48) and misconceptions about Black people’s views on immigration (1:03:55). Next, they explore the historical factors shaping Black political attitudes toward immigration (1:08:15) as well as how history generally informs current conversations about immigration (1:14:50). They close the conversation by discussing important takeaways from her book (1:18:35), major themes that emerged from her interviews with African Americans (1:22:59), and the potential for cooperation and coalition building between African Americans and immigrant populations (1:30:00). 

Other Topics Include: 

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 

06:38 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

35:45 - Introduction to the Topic

38:50 - Learn More about Dr. Niambi Carter 

1:36:32 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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Episode 139: Welcome Back!

In this welcome back episode, Tyrell and Daphne catch up on life, politics, and recent events. They begin the episode by discussing life over the past six weeks (01:23). The hosts then turn their attention to politics (16:20), including their thoughts on Kamala Harris and her DNC speech (16:40), whether Biden should seek a second term if he wins (26:11), Michelle Obama’s call to action (28:40), potential issues with voting by mail (31:10), and their takes on the Republican National Convention (34:11). Ty and Daphne then have a conversation about the Jacob Blake police shooting (44:26) as well as Kyle Rittenhouse and escalating violence at protests (55:10). Next, they discuss the public reaction to ongoing police violence and the state of our nation (1:03:17), a recent TN law to stifle protests (1:13:02), and the truth about Trump’s payroll tax holiday (1:14:52). Ty and Daphne close the episode by discussing Chadwick Boseman’s passing and legacy (1:19:00) and Lovecraft Country (1:31:36). 

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Episode 138: Dating Standards That Speak

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne are joined by Jantae Rashaun to discuss her book, Dating Standards that Speak: 10 Dating Habits to Take You From Single to Sought After. They begin by discussing her motivation for writing the book (01:56), myths and misconceptions about finding a good mate (3:24), and the importance of self-work before dating (6:05). They then have a conversation about the difference between standards and habits (7:30) and things for women to consider in dating and relationships (8:23). Next they discuss the difference between wants and needs in finding a mate (11:10), non-negotiables in relationships and dating (13:19), what fellas can do to build better relationships (16:30), and Jantae’s upcoming projects (20:55). Tyrell and Daphne close the episode by reflecting on the interview (23:35) and offering their own dating/marriage advice (26:17).

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Episode 137: Racism Abroad

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne explore race and racism outside of the United States. They begin by discussing the global movement for racial justice (1:30), their general perceptions of race relations abroad (2:50), the difficulty of exploring issues of racism outside of the United States (5:45), and terminology around race and ethnicity in the U.S. and abroad (8:39). They then explore ethnic diversity in countries outside of the United States (11:05), xenophobia vs. racism in Europe (12:45), and how various countries define and track race (16:50). The host then have a conversation about the parallels between the U.S. and the UK with regard to the history of race (24:10), racial disparities across various domains of social life (25:30), and racial and police violence in the UK (29:50). Next, they discuss racism in China throughout the COVID-19 pandemic (33:24) and international relations between China and African countries (34:51). They close the episode by discussing the oppression of indigenous people in the United States and abroad (40:50). 

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Episode 136: Community Organizing

For this episode, Tyrell and Daphne are joined by Augustus Wood, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Professor at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on 20th Century African American Urban History with a specialization in race, political economy, social movements, and gentrification. They begin the episode by learning more about his educational journey and the motivation behind his research interests (01:27). They then discuss his perspective on the recent uprisings in Atlanta (06:35) and his research on the relationship between policing and gentrification (12:35). Next, they have a conversation about how he balances academia and activism (17:50), how scholars can become engaged in the community (23:15), and the importance of unions and unionization (29:45). They also explore his work as a community activist (38:11), provide insight into how YOU can become engaged in your community (44:26), and discuss resources to build your social organizing journey (56:33). Ty and Daphne close the episode by reflecting on the interview (1:10:05).   

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Episode 135: State of the Black Family

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne explore the state of the Black family in the United States. After catching up on life (00:30), the hosts interrogate their own subjective understandings about what it means to have a “good” family (3:45) and what they want to carry forward as they build their own families (10:15). Next, they explore the history of the Black family in the United States (15:45) and highlight distinctive features of African American families (20:17). Ty and Daphne then have a conversation about the  Moynihan report and the general tendency to pathologize the Black family (28:35), recent trends and statistics related to the Black family (34:32), and the role of economics in the Black family structure (42:05). The hosts close the episode by discussing research related to how individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds think about marriage and family (46:15), challenging assumptions about what a “healthy” family looks like (50:43), and exploring the role of the criminal justice system on the stability of the Black family (56:09). 

 

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Episode 134: Rational Anger

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne are joined by Marquise Richards, co-host of the Rational Anger Podcast—a show dedicated to bridging the gap between academia and the hood. They begin the episode by learning more about Marquise’s role as an educator (3:37), discussing the state of education during COVID-19 (5:12), and having a conversation about hip hop pedagogy (10:22). Next, they explore Marquise’s background in theater (16:05), get his perspective on Hamilton (23:00), and discuss the motivation behind his podcast(s) (28:15). Ty, Daphne, and Marquise then have a conversation about current news and events (34:05), coping during COVID-19 (38:12), and Michaela Coel’s new show and fight for equity in Hollywood (39:50). They close the episode by discussing the potential transformation of the U.S. (45:00) and new directions for Marquise’s work (48:45). 

 

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Episode 133: Policing Reform

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne have a conversation about recent proposals related to policing reform. They begin the episode by discussing the foundations of policing in the United States (3:15) and the nature and outcomes of various police reforms over time (14:45). The host then have a conversation about recent proposals to defund the police (30:15), the function that police should serve in society (37:15), recent examples of how cities are narrowing the scope of police work (40:00), and the debate over the #DefundThePolice movement (44:16). The hosts close the episode by discussing recent political proposals related to criminal justice reform (46:00), police unions as an obstacle to reform (53:49), and the critical role of prosecutors in holding police accountable (57:57). 

 

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