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Black Myths Podcast

Debunking the bs said about Black People. Host - Too Black. Co-hosts - Shelle, Terrell, Kam, and Ryan.


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Myth: Ancestry DNA Test Determines Race Pt. 2 w/ Dr. Shay-Akil McLean [Revisited]

Myth: Ancestry DNA Test Determines Race Pt. 2 w/ Dr. Shay-Akil McLean [Revisited]

In this episode (previously aired February 2022}, we dive deeper into the fallacies of ancestry DNA tests with evolutionary biologist Dr. Shay-Akil McLean. Dr. McLean helps us explore how our understandings of biology, DNA, and genes are deeply intertwined with the history of slavery and colonialism. Also, he helps us see how science is ultimately used as a distraction to race/racism. Bio Dr. Shay-Akil McLean, Ph.D. (@Hood_Biologist & @DATTShayAkil) is a Queer Trans masculine & gender queer man racialized as Black, on stolen Indigenous land, an educator, organizer, writer, public intellectual, human biologist, anthropologist & sociologist. Shay-Akil earned his Ph.D. from the UIUC School of Integrative Biology’s Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation (PEEC). Shay-Akil studies Du Boisian sociology, STS/HASTS, race/ism, human health demography, evolutionary genetics, & theoretical population genetics. He holds degrees in biological anthropology (BA & MA) & sociology (BA & MA) which he uses to study bioethics, medical ethics, philosophy of biology, population genetics, evolutionary theory, health inequities, & knowledge LINKS: Part 1 • Myth: Ancestry DNA Test Determines Ra... 1. Shay-Akil McLean Academia 2: Political Education Readings -!AgkR2_KRa91ZoldRk... 3: DATT Freedom School Readings (Summer 2015) -!AgkR2_KRa91ZhMUFq... 3.1: DATT Freedom School Syllabus (Summer 2015) -
Myth: Prison is Built For Profit - Black Myths Podcast

Myth: Prison is Built For Profit - Black Myths Podcast

In this episode, we examine the myth that prison is built for profit. That is, the myth that mass incarceration is driven by private profit above all else. Although there are certainly profiteers within the prison industrial complex, prisons operate at a loss. Therefore, in part 1 of this series, we explore what does not drive mass incarceration. In part two we will explore what actually drives mass incarceration. In part three we will interview, Orisanmi Burton, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and author of the book Tip of the Spear: Black Radicalism, Prison Repression, and the Long Attica Revolt. Monologue- 00:09:40 Prison For Profit Myths - 00:14:12 Private Prisons - 00:37:24 Prison Labor - 00:45:35 Prison Fees - 00:57:24 Cost of Prison & Slavery - 01:02:54 Closing Thoughts - 01:22:57 Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2023 Captive Labor: Stories of Involuntary Servitude Are private prisons driving mass incarceration? "Prisons Make Us Safer": And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration Book by Victoria Law The Unlucky 13th: Liberalizing the Extreme ____________________________________ WEBSITE: PATREON: SUPPORT: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: X: DISCORD:
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