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The Uncomfortable Truth

The Uncomfortable Truth

By Loki Mulholland
How do you end racism if you're too afraid to talk about it? Emmy-winning filmmaker, Loki Mulholland continues the conversation started in his award-winning film, "The Uncomfortable Truth", to learn the answers to the questions we all need to be asking about race and racism in America.
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BLCK Market
When traditional retail markets don't want to do business with you, you create your own. J.O. Malone is the founder of a unique Black-owned marketplace called BLCK Market and he hopes it catches on and changes the lives of Black entrepreneurs. 
44:19
September 21, 2021
Breach of Peace: A Discussion with Eric Etheridge
The Freedom Rides capture the imagination of some Americans and the scorn of others. Eric Etheridge's acclaimed book is a study of these brave souls then and now while capturing their portraits from today with their mugshots from 1961.
58:32
September 7, 2021
The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-in: A Discussion with Mike O'Brien
There's more to the famous lunch counter sit-in photo than meets the eye and award-winning author, Mike O'Brien, spoke with people on both sides of the demonstration.  
01:16:32
August 31, 2021
Dontaye Carter: It's Not About Me. It's About We
In 1965, Sandy Springs, Georgia was a white town that wanted to stay that way. They threatened to "forbid any Negroes to buy, or own, or live within our limits." The echoes of the past still remain but Dontaye Carter, is looking to change all of that.
53:41
August 24, 2021
Critical Race Theory: A Conversation with an Educator
Everyone has something to say about CRT but what about a teacher working in one of the epicenters? We are speaking with Michelle Love-Day, an exemplary educator who has a lot to share about what's really going on.
01:02:08
August 17, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Bob Zellner
His grandfather and father were both Klansmen but when he got the opportunity to interview Dr. King and Rosa Parks his life would take a different course and life long journey for social justice.
01:00:14
August 10, 2021
Locked in With Loki: One Simple Question
For some reason, there are those who still haven't gotten over changing the names of schools and removing statues that honor the Confederacy. I have one simple question for these people.
02:54
August 5, 2021
How Not to Say the American Flag is a Symbol of Hate
The head of Black Lives Matter Utah came out with a rather scorching statement about the American flag. That's when it got interesting. The NAACP of Utah made a statement and then a local activist. When fighting for civil rights how should different organizations work together and what  professional courtesies should they afford one another?
50:39
August 3, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Careful Your Bias Might Be Showing
When a school in Utah erroneously allowed their students opt out of Black History Month that's when people's biases started showing and not from whom you think.
04:13
July 29, 2021
Remember Bob Moses: A Civil Rights Legend Gone
Bob Moses died on July 25, 2021 at the age of 86. He believed in civil rights, voting rights and education. Luvaghn Brown spent 2 years with Bob fighting the good fight and reflects on the character of the man he followed.
23:17
July 27, 2021
A Little CRT: What is Texas so Afraid of?
Critical Race Theory is all the white rage these days and Texas is ripping a page out of the Russian history textbook curriculum guide.
24:17
July 27, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Intellectual Non-violence
Do you have your non-violence on today? That's what the activists from the Civil Rights Movement would ask themselves. It's time we put that to practice not just in our actions but with our words.
03:02
July 22, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Justice Takes Work
The arc of the moral universe may be long and eventually bends towards justice but not we don't put the work in.
02:48
July 15, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Racism Needs You... To Do Nothing
Racism doesn't need anyone to be racist. It just needs us to not oppose and the rest will take care of itself.
04:42
July 8, 2021
Locked in the With Loki: White Racism (the other type)
Life is hard for a white man in America especially when they think everyone is racist against them but has no way of proving it.
06:13
July 1, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Critical Race Theory - The Ted Cruz Effect
Critical Race Theory will not turn your children into white hating Marxists but Ted Cruz might make them racists.
02:44
June 24, 2021
Locked in with Loki: The Black Friend
When a white person wants to make a point on race and start off with "I have a friend who's Black," that's a sign.
04:55
June 17, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Get Over It
Is it time for African Americans to just get over Slavery? Well, a lot of white people think so because they've never had to deal with its consequences.
05:44
June 10, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Don't Disrespect the Flag
Those who feel that kneeling is disrespectful to the American Flag are the very ones who are probably disrespecting it the most.
02:43
June 3, 2021
Locked in with Loki: There is no Problem with Racism
When a white person says they don't have a problem with racism... they're not lying.
03:36
May 27, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Blue Lives Don't Matter
Blue Lives don't matter because Blue Lives isn't really a thing.
04:48
May 20, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Every Month is White History Month
White people only say, "What about White History Month?" when it comes to Black History Month and not other months designated for other races, genders, etc. Why?
04:01
May 13, 2021
Locked in with Loki: The Pledge for Civil Rights
Just about all of us have made a pledge to support civil rights in America. We just didn't even know it.
03:18
May 6, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Hezekiah Watkins
The youngest Freedom Rider was also the most arrested but he feared what waited for him at home far more than what happened to him on death row in the notorious Parchman Prison.
01:20:02
May 4, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Whites Aren't Racist Until They Are
No one is born a racist but don't worry, society will take care of it anyway.
04:48
April 29, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Doubling Down on Stupid
If you really want to end racism you might not want to attack someone's ignorance. I learned this lesson when a Trump supporter asked me if I really thought the Confederate Flag was racist. What I asked him next made all the difference.
07:42
April 29, 2021
Locked in with Loki: America is for White People
When white people say this is "our country" they're not entirely wrong because that's what history has shown us.
05:08
April 22, 2021
Locked in with Loki: I Don't Hate Myself
Yes, I'm anti-racist but that doesn't mean I hate white people.
04:06
April 15, 2021
Jim Crow 2.0: Georgia Voter Suppression Bill
Georgia went Blue in 2020 and now the Republican Party is rolling back the clock on voting rights in the bid to create a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. 
29:20
April 13, 2021
George Floyd: Is America on Trial?
Loki and Luvaghn take a look at what's been happening and trial and what it means about all of us.
23:49
April 9, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Racists Don't Get to Decide What's Racist
It's crazy to think but many racists think they are an expert on racism and are positive that they aren't.
03:42
April 8, 2021
The Gatekeepers for White Supremacy
Institutional Racism doesn't need laws anymore, it just needs people.
24:52
April 6, 2021
Locked in with Loki: Of Course the Statues are Racist
The Confederate Statue debate boiled down to one argument: heritage or hate? The answer is quite clear... it's a heritage of hate.
04:28
April 1, 2021
Why Donate to Our Foundation
Dr. Darron Smith, of the award-winning film "Black, White & Us", advocates for the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation and why we all should lend our support even with just a simple $5 monthly, recurring donation.
07:45
March 30, 2021
What's in a Name? The Renaming of Robert E. Lee High School
The renaming of schools has created quite a stir over the past couple of years but nothing like what happened in Jacksonville, Florida when the most "sacred" of all Confederate General's name was on the line.
30:13
March 30, 2021
Locked in with Loki: The Cancel Culture Wars
Cancel culture isn't really a thing except when it is by those who are trying to wield it by a different name.
04:09
March 25, 2021
Black Farmers/White Racism
Tucked into the 2021 $1.9 trillion Covid-19 Relief package was $4 billion in aid relief for Black farmers. Naturally, politicians started stoking the flames of racism declaring it reparations and discrimination against white farmers.
35:12
March 23, 2021
The Atlanta Shooting
The shooter was not the victim and yet the police's narrative would want you to believe that he has a problem and we should be more sympathetic.
17:01
March 22, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Flonzie Wright Brown
When Dr. King called and said we need housing for 3,000 people there was only one person he needed to talk to.
55:54
March 9, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Joan Browning - Part 2
Joan Browning didn't know that going to a black church would become her catalyst for joining the Civil Rights Movement because even though she was a white Southern women, she didn't know there was anything wrong with it to begin with.
30:21
February 23, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Joan Browning - Part 1
Joan Browning didn't know that going to a black church would become her catalyst for joining the Civil Rights Movement because even though she was a white Southern women, she didn't know there was anything wrong with it to begin with.
30:54
February 23, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Bernard LaFayette - Part 4
Dr. Bernard LaFayette wasn't just John Lewis' roommate in college he was leader in the American Freedom Movement that has some incredible stories to share.
20:60
February 16, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Bernard LaFayette - Part 3
Dr. Bernard LaFayette wasn't just John Lewis' roommate in college he was leader in the American Freedom Movement that has some incredible stories to share.
37:52
February 16, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Bernard LaFayette - Part 2
Dr. Bernard LaFayette wasn't just John Lewis' roommate in college he was leader in the American Freedom Movement that has some incredible stories to share.
33:19
February 16, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Bernard LaFayette - Part 1
Dr. Bernard LaFayette wasn't just John Lewis' roommate in college he was leader in the American Freedom Movement that has some incredible stories to share.
29:51
February 16, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Charles Person - Part 3
The Freedom Rides tested the Supreme Court ruling that interstate travel stations had to be integrated. It would also test the Freedom Riders themselves when the mobs started descending on them.
27:28
February 9, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Charles Person - Part 2
The Freedom Rides tested the Supreme Court ruling that interstate travel stations had to be integrated. It would also test the Freedom Riders themselves when the mobs started descending on them.
30:41
February 9, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Charles Person - Part 1
The Freedom Rides tested the Supreme Court ruling that interstate travel stations had to be integrated. It would also test the Freedom Riders themselves when the mobs started descending on them.
30:37
February 9, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Joanne Blackmon Bland - Part 2
By the time she was 11 years-old, Joanne Blackmon Bland had already been arrested thirteen times when she found herself on the Edmund Pettus Bridge as the state troopers were on horseback charging straight for her.
37:21
February 2, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Joanne Blackmon Bland - Part 1
By the time she was 11 years-old, Joanne Blackmon Bland had already been arrested thirteen times when she found herself on the Edmund Pettus Bridge as the state troopers were on horseback charging straight for her.
30:35
February 2, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Dave Dennis - Part 3
Few people walk through history and become part of it to such an extent as Dave Dennis. His involvement in the Civil Rights Movement is legendary amongst those who really know about the Movement. He never intended to get involved and fate would keep him alive.
30:31
January 26, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Dave Dennis - Part 2
Few people walk through history and become part of it to such an extent as Dave Dennis. His involvement in the Civil Rights Movement is legendary amongst those who really know about the Movement. He never intended to get involved and fate would keep him alive.
32:57
January 26, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Dave Dennis - Part 1
Few people walk through history and become part of it to such an extent as Dave Dennis. His involvement in the Civil Rights Movement is legendary amongst those who really know about the Movement. He never intended to get involved and fate would keep him alive.
31:18
January 26, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - Part 2
She was an unlikely hero of the Civil Rights Movement. By the time she was 19 years old she was involved in over three dozen sit-ins and protests when she joined the Freedom Rides and put on death row but that's just the beginning of her story.
52:28
January 19, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - Part 1
She was an unlikely hero of the Civil Rights Movement. By the time she was 19 years old she was involved in over three dozen sit-ins and protests when she joined the Freedom Rides and put on death row but that's just the beginning of her story.
32:38
January 19, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Ruby Bridges - Part 2
The famous little child walking down the steps of her elementary school with federal marshals was immortalized by Norman Rockwell. Ruby Bridges thought she was going to college. Little did she know that, years later, her story would continue to inspire new generations.
31:16
January 12, 2021
Civil Rights Movement - An Interview with Ruby Bridges - Part 1
The famous little child walking down the steps of her elementary school with federal marshals was immortalized by Norman Rockwell. Ruby Bridges thought she was going to college. Little did she know that, years later, her story would continue to inspire new generations.
32:08
January 12, 2021
Welcome to Trump's America
One of the symbols of American Democracy was stormed by an angry mob of Trump supporters set on preventing the very democracy they claim to love.
29:01
January 7, 2021
Urban Renewal... Negro Removal
Gentrification had another name back in the 1950s and '60... Urban Renewal. However, James Baldwin called it for what it was "Negro Removal".
01:04:23
September 22, 2020
Diversifying Higher Education
Education is the gateway to the future in America. Our system is built around it but major colleges and universities continue to be predominantly white.
01:19:42
August 25, 2020
The Lynching of Emmett Till - Part II: An Interview with Devery Anderson
His lynching was said to have propelled the Civil Rights Movement but what really happened to the 14 year old boy from Chicago and what can we learn from his death today?
01:01:04
August 18, 2020
The Lynching of Emmett Till - Part I: An Interview with Devery Anderson
His lynching was said to have propelled the Civil Rights Movement but what really happened to the 14 year old boy from Chicago and what can we learn from his death today?
53:44
August 18, 2020
Part 2 - White Privilege: A Courageous Conversation with Curtis Linton
When it comes to racism, many white Americans can intellectualize it and some can personalize it through the experience of others but the real change will happen when white Americans understand their place in it and move to change that balance of privilege afforded to them merely because of the color of their skin.
01:02:03
August 11, 2020
Part 1 - White Privilege: A Courageous Conversation with Curtis Linton
When it comes to racism, many white Americans can intellectualize it and some can personalize it through the experience of others but the real change will happen when white Americans understand their place in it and move to change that balance of privilege afforded to them merely because of the color of their skin.
01:03:10
August 11, 2020
Part 2 - And Justice for All
Judge Rupert Byrdsong is a black judge who faces racism even in his own courthouse as he continues to fight for the rights of everyone equally. Can there truly be justice for all?
41:00
August 4, 2020
Part 1 - And Justice for All
Judge Rupert Byrdsong is a black judge who faces racism even in his own courthouse as he continues to fight for the rights of everyone equally. Can there truly be justice for all?
54:59
August 4, 2020
Good Trouble: Remembering John Lewis
Luvaghn reflects on the life and legacy of his friend, John Lewis.
41:56
July 28, 2020
The Black Klansman: An Interview with Ron Stallworth
Ron Stallworth tricked the Klan into believing he was one of them. He joined us to share part of that stories and whole a lot more.v
01:17:07
July 21, 2020
The Boycott: Bankrupting Racism
There’s one color that all capitalists like and that is “federal green”. Boycotts were an effective tool to help end segregation. Could we use boycotts again today to bankrupt racism?
55:13
July 14, 2020
Congratulations, You’re Not a Racist… Now What?
Being a racist is bad. In fact, even the most overt racists out there will tell you they are not racist. For the rest of us, is merely saying you’re not a racist enough or do we need to go beyond that?
41:10
July 7, 2020
White Rage - A Conversation with Carol Anderson
Her book is back on the NYT Best Seller list and for very good reason. “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” as been called both “brilliant” (Robin DiAngelo) and “riveting” (Michael Eric Dyson). Carol, who appears in the award-winning film, “After Selma” sits down to reflect on the past and how it is shaping what we see happening today.
01:11:31
June 30, 2020
Black & Blue: Policing and Blacks Lives in America - Part II
Don Carter is a former police officer who spent nearly 10 years on the beat. He knows how the system works. He's also African American.
50:41
June 23, 2020
Black & Blue: Policing and Blacks Lives in America - Part I
Don Carter is a former police officer who spent nearly 10 years on the beat. He knows how the system works. He's also African American.
45:31
June 23, 2020
Racial Battle Fatigue: A Discussion with Dr. William A. Smith
Being black in America is exhausting and even deadly. Racial Battle Fatigue (RBF) is real and impacts the health and well-being of millions. What is RBF and how can white Americans help mitigate it?
01:09:32
June 16, 2020
Bringing the Klan to Justice: A Discussion with Jerry Mitchell
His work helped close four of the most infamous cold cases of the Civil Right Movement. Jerry Mitchell is one of the most celebrated investigative reporters today and his new book, "race against time" isn't just an incredible insight into these cases and families but how we can all take a stand to do what is right. 
51:07
June 9, 2020
Protests, Rioting & Looting
Don't be confused. There's a difference between protesting, rioting and looting and one doesn't always lead to other. In fact, sometimes rioting and looting are used as a tool to make peaceful protestors look bad. It happened during the Civil Rights Movement and it still happens today.
32:24
June 3, 2020
I Can't Breath: The Lynching of George Floyd
Why is it seemingly illegal to be black in America? In just one week, the slow, torturous, suffocation of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minnesota and a white woman's entitled weaponizing of a black man's skin against him in Central Park brings our nation's racism into sharp focus. The former felt empowered to kill, the latter used that threat so she could break the law. Is racism inscribed in the DNA of White America?
40:42
May 28, 2020
The N-Word
The n-word is loaded with a history of hate and death. Today, the word's meaning has transformed but the echoes of its past remain. Who's word is it and should anyone be saying it?
49:45
May 25, 2020
Social Media Activism
You're white and you go on a march. Should you post about it on social media or should you remain in the shadows? What is social media's place when it comes to activism? How should it be used and who should be using it? 
40:40
May 19, 2020
Who’s the Real Victim of Racism?
Whites too often see themselves as the real victims of racism and they might have point but it’s not the one they thought they were making. Are whites also a victim of racism… the institution of racism?
33:15
May 12, 2020
White Law: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
A young black man is chased down by two white men in a pickup truck. They draw their guns and kill him in broad daylight. The death of Ahmaud Arbery has echoes of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin. Do Black Lives Matter in America? What does it say when the two killers aren't arrested; their innocence and right to kill is presumed. Freedom Rider and Civil Rights activist,  Luvaghn Brown, explores this tragedy with award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland. #justiceforahmaud #exerciseforahmaud #IRunwithMaud #AhmaudArbery
32:30
May 6, 2020
The Talk
When we say the words, “the talk”, it probably conjures up the awkward conversation one has with their children about the birds and the bees. However, there’s another talk that takes place in African American households that many white Americans should probably be having too... and for the same reason.
01:01:30
May 5, 2020
The White Savior Complex
Is there a subconscious belief amongst whites that only they can "save" people of color? Have they been conditioned by society to see themselves as helping those who are "less than" and if a white person is willing to help someone who doesn't look like them is that necessarily a bad thing?
50:21
April 28, 2020
Who Should Own the Narrative: Part 2
Who should own the narrative when it comes to talking about slavery and Jim Crow? Lance Wheeler, is the former Curator of Exhibition & Interpreters at the only state funded civil rights museum in the country, The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum walks us through his insights as they worked to create a space to share a part of history many people are uncomfortable talking about.
30:06
April 21, 2020
Who Should Own the Narrative: Part I
Who should own the narrative when it comes to talking about slavery and Jim Crow? Lance Wheeler, is the former Curator of Exhibition & Interpreters at the only state funded civil rights museum in the country, The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum walks us through his insights as they worked to create a space to share a part of history many people are uncomfortable talking about.
24:34
April 21, 2020
How Racism is Helping the Coronavirus Spread
As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, class and racism are playing a dramatic role in how it selects its victims. Our nations long history of institutional racism and the mistreatment of African Americans through science and medicine has further exposed this legacy through this recent pandemic.
37:25
April 14, 2020
Can Blacks Be Racist?
When white people are called out on their racism a response one often hears is, "Well, Black people are just as racist again me." Is racism the exclusive domain of whites or can African-Americans be racist too?"
37:05
April 7, 2020
It's the Wrong Time to be Right
Many of us want to help change the narrative and be anti-racist partners in the good fight. This was true of civil rights activists coming to Mississippi as well. However, there were times when being right could get you killed. Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Activist, Luvghan Brown, shares a harrowing story when even Civil Rights icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, had to learn this lesson the hard way.
40:03
March 20, 2020
The Night the Klan Came a Calling
What was it like being on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement in what many called, the Deepest of the Deep South… “The Heart of Darkness”. Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Activist, Luvaghn Brown, takes us back to the 1960s and into the Mississippi Delta and the night the Klan came a calling.
35:10
March 20, 2020
Reparations: Should We Pay for Someone Else's Sin?
The United States government has a history of paying reparations to those who have been wronged but with one very striking exception: slavery. Should reparations be paid or, as some have claimed, have we already? In this episode of The Uncomfortable Truth we are going to examine the issue of reparations and what should and could be done to pay for what has been called our nation’s “original sin”.
49:38
March 16, 2020
Segregation Forever
Legal segregation doesn’t exist anymore in the United States but are we still segregated psychologically?
25:05
March 10, 2020
Two Americas
If you were born and raised in Mississippi during the Jim Crow Era of the 1950s and 60s what would your life have been like and how would it shape your view of America? Well, that would just depend on whether you were black or white. In this episode we hear how being Black in Mississippi during this period shaped the life of Freedom Rider, Luvaghn Brown.
22:57
March 3, 2020
Was it Really Racist?
Someone says something racist and apologizes for it. Was it an accident? Are they a racist? What should happen to them? Is this an opportunity to cancel them out or to educate.
24:42
February 25, 2020
What About White History Month?
In this episode we explore the origins of Black History Month, the white reaction to it and whether teaching Black history is still necessary.
45:22
February 18, 2020
Talking About Race & Racism
How should we talk about race and racism in America? Loki Mulholland and Luvaghn discuss this issue.
46:27
February 7, 2020
The Uncomfortable Truth (Film) - Part 3 of 3
"The Uncomfortable Truth" the movie broken into episodes.When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.
36:14
February 7, 2020
The Uncomfortable Truth (Film) - Part 2 of 3
"The Uncomfortable Truth" the movie broken into episodes.When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.
28:08
February 7, 2020
The Uncomfortable Truth (Film) - Part 1 of 3
"The Uncomfortable Truth" the movie broken into episodes.When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.
31:29
February 7, 2020
The Uncomfortable Truth (Film) - Full Version
When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.
01:28:16
February 7, 2020
Introduction to The Uncomfortable Truth the Podcast
Loki Mulholland introduces the new podcast series based on his Emmy-winning film on racism in America, "The Uncomfortable Truth".
01:58
February 6, 2020