Search results for 'racism'

04 / 17 / 14
Let's Get Real: Is Colorblind Ideology a form of Racism?
24 plays


The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams (along with a few callers) kicked off the show with some real table talk! Stephen Colbert satirizes white liberalism by saying he “can’t be racist because I don’t see color.” But psychologists say colorblindness has similar effects to racist beliefs: it keeps the “colorblind” person from recognizing and more importantly, valuing, individual difference.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6talk radio, real life radio, vocalo, wbez, npr, non profit, radio, morning show, morning amp, chicago public radio, chicago public media, real talk, let's get real, real, colorblind, racism, democrats, republicans, liberals, conservatives, race, discrimination, stephen colbert, colbert report, psychology, psychology today, psychology report,

04 / 17 / 14
Monica Potts: Is There Hope for the Survivors of the Drug Wars?
16 plays
03 / 31 / 14
What Is Hip? The Secret Post-Racial Society!


Tim Barnes looks at the elevated population that is living in a world without racism and tells us how you can join them. Also, Tim talks with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about millennials’ effect on this new trend. Then the three discuss race in television from past to present.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Vocalo, ChicagoPublicMedia, WBEZ, MollyAdams, BrianBabylon, TimBarnes, WhatisHip?, Millennials, Racism, PopCulture, TV, Hate,

02 / 19 / 14
Council of Feminist Thought: Michael Dunn Verdict


It was an all-star gathering on this week’s Council of Feminist Thought. Veronica Arreola of Viva La Feminista, Cassandra Gaddo of the Step Up Women’s Network, and Jamie Nesbitt Golden of Hood Feminism all joined AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. We spent a bunch of our time discussing the verdict in the trial of Michael Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis. We also talked about #DangerousBlackKids and the way gun violence has become an increasingly normalized reaction to fear.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6vocalo, wbez, morning amp, npr, feminism, gun violence, guns, michael dunn, verdict, trial, court, murder, racism, fear, dangerousblackkids,

01 / 14 / 14
Practically Speaking 38: What's in a Name Part II


On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson breaks down “ethnic” names and the perceptions that come along with them. We explore the history of African and African-American names in the US, and hear personal stories of people from around the globe who have had to explain (and sometimes defend) their names.

Also, we explore Black identity outside the U.S. with Nathalie Etoke, professor of French and Africana Studies at Connecticut College.

Tune in to fresh installments Fridays and Saturdays at 11am on | 89.5FM (NWI) | 90.7FM (Chicago)

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6names, culture, vocalo, black francophones, france, racism, Practically Speaking,

08 / 29 / 13

Practically Speaking: Practically Speaking Episode 25: Race Then & Now f



Photo: Creative Commons

Earlier this week, the nation took time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Thousands gathered on Capitol Hill the acknowledge the efforts of our heroic civil rights leaders to put an end to racism.

Host Audra Wilson is joined by two very…

Source: practicallyspeaking-vocalo

6Vocalo, Practically Speaking, Bayard Rustin, racism, March on Washington, commemoration, Chicago, Segregation, Steve Bogira, public radio, team vocalo,

06 / 18 / 13
Racism By Mail


University of Chicago fraternity prank involving a series of offensive packages leaves mail carrier as victim.

A racist, homophobic prank involving a University of Chicago fraternity and an African-American mail-carrier incites a demand for repercussion. A series of 79 packages were delivered to the fraternity house addressed to “Reggin Tolaf”, an anagram for one racist and one homophobic slur. While the fraternity insists it is the victim of a prank, the groups involvement is being investigated. Although officials say no crime has been committed, the mail carrier is seeking punishment for the guilty party.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Vocalo, Overdrive, Peace Prize Thursday, racism, prank, University of Chicago, public radio,

06 / 13 / 13
Barely Necessary Racism in The Jungle Book


“My hope was that there was going to be a certain interrogation of the whole legacy that surrounds the Jungle Book…that is apparently not the case.” -Jamil Khoury, founding artistic director at Silk Road Rising Theatre

With the arrival of a new Mary Zimmerman adaptation of The Jungle Book at the Goodman (a production which may head to NYC eventually) we ask how to adapt material that, while a cultural touchstone, exists in a history of oppression or uses dated racist imagery. Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising Jamil Khoury joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss his essay critiquing the Goodman’s production.

Later, Dr. Coya Paz shares her insights on the issue as a theatre professional. Growing up, Coya absolutely loved watching West Side Story, but looking back, was able to see the problematic racial elements of the way the movie was staged.

(via gapers)

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6the jungle book, racism, racist, theater, goodman theater, mary zimmerman, jamil khoury, silk road rising theater, west side story, chicago public radio, chicago public media,

04 / 25 / 13

Overdrive (Weekdays 4-6 PM): Peace Prize Thursday f


Protesters Threatened: Dartmouth College cancelled classes after sexual assault protesters received rape threats on campus. The students organized the rally in protest of how the college was handling sexual assault, racism and homophobia. We discuss.

Fast Food & Retail Strike: Retailers in…

Source: vocalooverdrive

6Vocalo, Overdrive, Peace Prize Thursday, Boston Bombers, Joe Biden, racism, protests, fast food strike, Dartmouth College, sexual assault, threats, public radio, team vocalo,

04 / 18 / 13


Vocalo Overdrive Extra - April 18, 2013 Peace Prize Thursday

These are the stories we couldn’t get to today.

-Fertilizer Plant Explosion near Waco, Texas
“An explosion Wednesday evening at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, a rural town north of Waco, has killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, according to early estimates, the Associated Press reports. The massive explosion sent a pillar of smoke and flame hundreds of feet into the air; the force of the blast registered as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale”

The full video below is even more dramatic, you can hear how freaked out they are after the explosion.

via TIME

-Interfaith Service for Boston

(CNN) — President Barack Obama traveled to Boston on Thursday, three days after the bombings at the famed marathon to reassure the city and the nation that their spirit remains strong.

“Everyone of us stands with you… Boston may be your hometown — but we claim it, too… We come together to pray and mourn and measure our loss. But we also come together today to reclaim that state of grace — to reaffirm that the spirit of this city is undaunted and the spirit of this country shall remain undimmed.”

via CNN

-Black Students Suspended 2-5 times more than Whites

“Across the Washington area, black students are suspended and expelled two to five times as often as white students, creating disparities in discipline that experts say reflect a growing national problem… “

“Experts say disparities appear to have complex causes. A disproportionate number of black students live below the poverty line or with a single parent, factors that affect disciplinary patterns. But experts say those factors do not fully explain racial differences in suspensions. Other contributing factors could include unintended bias, unequal access to highly effective teachers and differences in school leadership styles.”

via The Washington Post

-‘Dark-Skinned Male’ is Offensive

“The National Association of Black Journalists has released a statement on the reference to the race and physical appearance of the Boston bombing suspect.”

via Huffington Post

-Texas teachers denies fondling student because she’s racist

“A Texas prep school teacher who stands accused of molesting a black first grade student claims she’s completely innocent.”

“According to detective, Stokes insists that she couldn’t have fondled the student because she a racist and doesn’t like touching black children.”

via Gawker

Source: vocalooverdrive

6Vocalo, Overdrive, Headlines, Waco explosion, Boston, Obama, racism, racist,

04 / 18 / 13

Overdrive (Weekdays 4-6 PM): Peace Prize Thursday f


Dissing Jamie Foxx: Jamie Foxx has been receiving some racially charged comments regarding a shirt he wore with Trayvon Martin and the children of the Newtown Connecticut massacre on it. We discuss the backlash about his choice of dress.

Freedom Through Shakespeare: Chicago native Laura…

Source: vocalooverdrive

6Vocalo, Overdrive, Laura Bates, prison, Shakespeare, Jamie Foxx, racism, Mexican Barbie, mattel, public radio,

04 / 11 / 13
Thoughts On Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's "Accidental Racist" Song


Luis and Shantell have an extended discussion on Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s most recent collaboration track, “Accidental Racist,” a song which attempts to start dialogue about racism in America. The song has started a passionate debate among Americans about the meaning behind the song and the many issues it attempts to tackle regarding race relations. Many callers join the discussion with Luis and Shantell and provide thoughts on the artists’ attempt. The conversation about “Accidental Racist,” continues tomorrow, April 11th, on Peace Price Thursday on the Vocalo Overdrive, with Luis and Shantell.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6vocalo, overdrive, racism, brad paisley, LL Cool J,

04 / 09 / 13
An 'Accidentely Racist' Song Stirs Country Controversy


Peace Prize Thursday came early with the release of Brad Paisley’s new album, “Wheelhouse.” It includes the track “Accidental Racist” featuring LL Cool J, and if you even touched the Internet yesterday you probably saw a LOT of reactions. The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams had the Cash Money Tuesday spin on this viral hit this morning.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6vocalo, morning amp, LL Cool J, Brad Paisley, WTF, Racism,

04 / 09 / 13

Overdrive (Weekdays 4-6 PM): Cash Money Tuesday f


Test the Unemployed: Many feel that those who receive government assistance should be required to take mandatory drug test. Arkansas’ Senate approved a measure that would require random drug testing of those collecting unemployment. Opponents argue that the measure violates federal law. We…

Source: vocalooverdrive

6Vocalo, Overdrive, drug testing, unemployment, Arkansas, accidental racist, music, statement, racism, america, free speech, team vocalo, public radio,

03 / 28 / 13

Overdrive (Weekdays 4-6 PM): Overdrive Weekdays 4-6pm Central Time: Peace Prize Thursday f


Rap About Rape:A Rick Ross song is stirring up controversy. Critics argue that the artist all but endorses date rape drugs. Do the lyrics promote date rape? We discuss.

The Impact of School Closures: David Stovall is a Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He…

Source: vocalooverdrive

6Vocalo, Overdrive, race, racism, equality, rick ross rape lyric, school closings, CReATE, community, magazine covers, integration,