A special episode of Just Reasoning dedicated to Caribbean Heritage Month. Learn what it is and why it is important that we celebrate the contributions of Caribbean people to the American experience. From the very foundation and formation of this country, from US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton to General Colin Powell to Rihanna to Beyonce, Caribbean people inna dis ting from the beginning and still a mek big moves.
Just Reasoning on Emmett Till til today, weaponizing white women’s tears against black men. A white woman, Amy Cooper, in Central Park fabricated a story about a black man, Christian Cooper, trying to harm her. Could’ve easily gotten that man killed. It’s happened before, could’ve easily happened again.
In this episode of #JustReasoning, we tackle the issue of Redlining, a policy put in place by the US government in the 1930s that discouraged loans and starved investment from communities SOLELY because they were populated by black people. The effects linger on still today.