Listening Notes: 1619 podcast, Episode 5, Part 2

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/11/podcasts/1619-slavery-farm-loan-discrimination.html "The Land of Fathers, Part 2" is the last episode of the 1619 podcast series. Phew. This podcast picks up where it left off by highlighting the weight of the grief and loss experienced by a family of African American sugar cane farmers. They compare the way this family was treated by a bank … Continue reading Listening Notes: 1619 podcast, Episode 5, Part 2

Listening Notes: 1619 Episode 5

I hope I don’t sound as impatient as I felt, but the New York Times *finally* issued another episode of the 1619 series, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1619/id1476928106?i=1000452394193 This one was called Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1. Yet again, this episode is well worth a listen as it expands on issues raised in one of the 1619 … Continue reading Listening Notes: 1619 Episode 5

1619 Project: Muhammad

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/sugar-slave-trade-slavery.html Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s essay is titled “The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.” As always, my goal is to highlight these articles rather than summarize, assuming that you will read the original works. This line in particular stood out for me: In Europe … Continue reading 1619 Project: Muhammad

1619 Project: Interlandi

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/universal-health-care-racism.html Today I am reflecting on the article in the 1619 Project by Jeneen Interlandi titled, “Why doesn’t the United States have universal health care? The answer has everything to do with race,” as well as the parallel podcast called “Episode 4: How the Bad Blood Started.” As always, I prefer not to summarize, so … Continue reading 1619 Project: Interlandi

1619 Project: Morris

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/music-black-culture-appropriation.html I am the type to read the book before I see the movie, and I tried to do something similar with the podcasts for the 1619 series, which both encompass and differ from the essays they address. But I accidentally hit play on the third podcast on “The Birth of American Music” before reading … Continue reading 1619 Project: Morris