The Marc Steiner Show

January 18, 2012 – Hour 2

Our panel this hour discusses the rhetoric of raise during the ongoing Republican Presidential campaigns.

Our guests are Trae Lewis, President of the Baltimore Area Young Republicans, Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director of the NAACP Economic Department, Richard Vatz, Communication Studies Professor at Towson University, and Gary Younge, author and columnist for the Guardian and the Nation.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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Comments

  1. I tuned in tonight after the program was well under weigh and thought I had stepped back in time when I heard the two sides arguing about Republicans vs. Democrats and whether either is “racist” or more racist than the other.

    Racism in the classic sense has been more about institutions rather than individuals. To reduce it to the petulant he-said she-said back and forth of the exchange tonight was disrespectful to any effort to seriously examine race in America.

    Not long ago you had Jarrett Ball on your show talking about colonialism, and if I am not mistaken you’ve spoken with Michelle Alexander author of “The New Jim Crow.” Chances are you have also spoken with Isabel Wilkerson author of “The Warmth of Other Suns.”
    How would your panel have discussed any of the issues raised in these author’s writings. Remember “Hair?” “Abraham Lincoln, the emanca Muther… of the slaves.”

    If you combined all of the efforts of the part of the Republican and Democratic parties put into addressing the serious, never addressed situation of race in America, I cannot imagine a thimble too small to hold it. The relative gains to the progress of the white working and professional classes would not be measurable.

    The problem is the system! The system started with the exclusion of non-white people. This is what necessitated the Fourteenth Amendment, and they have been trying to “fix it” ever since.

    If the distribution of the use of drugs is fairly distributed between groups, please ask your Republicans and Democrats why that is not reflected in the prison population. This uneven representation has grown through Democratic and Republican administrations.

    Tonight’s show was one for the Dark Side, it could have aired anyplace on the dial.

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