Dig: Identity, Power, and Speech w/ Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò
Featuring Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on his essay "Being-in-the-Room Privilege: Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference," an interview first posted in December 2020. This pairs well with last week's Jared Clemons interview on In This House We Believe antiracism. Since 2020, Táíwò has published a book expanding on these ideas: Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else).
Read Táíwò's essay: thephilosopher1923.org/post/being-in-the-room-privilege-elite-capture-and-epistemic-deference
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Trailer: The Dig Presents
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Behind the News: The State of the Carceral State w/ Wanda Bertram
After some introductory comments on the bank failures, Doug speaks with Wanda Bertram of the Prison Policy Initiative about the state of the carceral state. Then, Annelle Sheline discusses the Chinese-brokered deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html
Dig: Racism, Class, and the Opioid Crisis
Featuring Helena Hansen, Jules Netherland, and David Herzberg on how American capitalism and its illusions of whiteness both created the opioid crisis and shaped the response to it. We are discussing their book Whiteout: How Racial Capitalism Changed the Color of Opioids in America.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDigCheck out our newsletters and vast archives at thedigradio.comSubscribe to Jacobin bit.ly/digjacobin and Catalyst bit.ly/digcatalyst