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Talks with Taè

Talks with Taè

By LaTae Johnson
Toggling between politics and pop culture and observing the overlap between the two.
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A Reading: PREFACE of "Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit" by Mary-Frances Winters
"Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit" by Mary-Frances Winters is a 2020 publication that details the many ways that the history of Black people in American is entangled with generational trauma which shows up in the daily Black experience, and how that directly correlates with the hyper visual contributions of law enforcement to the Black American death toll, otherwise identifiable as the slow burning genocide of Black American communities. 
21:16
October 27, 2021
Talks w Tae: The Abolition of Whiteness, Policing & the Functionality of Both as Oppressive and Reductive Power Structures (with JAY) (Episode 2 - Part 2 of 2)
Jay and Taé discuss reckoning with the social construct of whiteness (particularly, people who fit into the category), the abolition of the social construct of whiteness, policing, and politics in this installment of the series. What we discuss in this episode: PT 1 - Those who we’ve popularly come to refer to as “white allies” reckoning with the abolition of whiteness & not feeling like there’s a true sense of community amongst white people that isn’t antagonist in some way - Policing and group identity for power, protection and authority PT 2 - Actions of the Democratic Party & perceived progress regarding social issues - the Martyrdom of George Floyd, and mystification of Black people and very real human rights issues - policing, group identity in exchange for power and authority and welding influence - working for the Democratic Party, “inclusivity” for the count - not the cause - Holding the government (and all other political systems and institutions) accountable for the role they play in upholding oppression and white supremacy This is PART 2.
01:43:24
July 17, 2021
Talks w Tae: The Abolition of Whiteness, Policing & the Functionality of Both as Oppressive and Reductive Power Structures (with JAY) (Episode 2 - Part 1 of 2)
Jay and Taé discuss reckoning with the social construct of whiteness (particularly, people who fit into the category), the abolition of the social construct of whiteness, policing, and politics in this installment of the series. What we discuss in this episode: PT 1 - Those who we’ve popularly come to refer to as “white allies” reckoning with the abolition of whiteness & not feeling like there’s a true sense of community amongst white people that isn’t antagonist in some way - Policing and group identity for power, protection and authority PT 2 - Actions of the Democratic Party & perceived progress regarding social issues - the Martyrdom of George Floyd, and mystification of Black people and very real human rights issues - policing, group identity in exchange for power and authority and welding influence - working for the Democratic Party, “inclusivity” for the count - not the cause - Holding the government (and all other political systems and institutions) accountable for the role they play in upholding oppression and white supremacy This is PART 1.
55:23
July 17, 2021
Talks with Taè: Social Imagination, the Perception of Americans Abroad & “Emily in Paris” ft Tajsha Pope (PART 1)
In this installment, we talk about Emily in Paris with regard to its impact on the perception of Americans visiting or living abroad and social imagination, featuring guest Tajsha Pope.
01:54:54
February 11, 2021
Talks with Taè: Quick Thoughts — Politics and Promises of “Progress” with President Joe Biden
Brief review of now president Joe Biden’s inaugurata speech. In summary, I found it ineffective and disingenuous.
06:13
January 20, 2021