This American Hype

I fully realize that the world does not need one more podcast. Still, after spending a weekend in Hull, Massachusetts with my homie Justin Cohen this past March it seemed inevitable that we would take our meandering, incessant conversations to the next level. Which brings me to The Beard Brothers Dope Show episode #1 (I’ll let …

That one time Sister Souljah schooled Cornel West

Cornel West recently appeared on the Chris Hedges show to talk about how the black elite have became the “lumpen bourgeoisie” and how they have betrayed “the black prophetic tradition.” He indicts the “black professional class” for becoming self-interested and forgetful of the collectivist civil rights tradition, saying “they have much less fire because they are much more …

About that integration thing, not so much

It always happens. Strike up a conversation about the woes of public schools and some fatalistically misguided person will mention “segregation.” We’ll all pretend we agree on the concept and we’ll act as if achieving integration is the only road to academic proficiency for children of color. Tsk. Tsk. If only we can address racialized housing patterns then our …