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Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

The Breakdown with Shaun King The North Star

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Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

    Ep. 249 - From Tulsa to Minneapolis - Why History Repeats Itself

    Ep. 249 - From Tulsa to Minneapolis - Why History Repeats Itself

    Ninety-nine years ago today, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the most beautiful, prosperous, wealthy Black communities in the world was destroyed by terrorists. Today, with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, protestors across the globe, and the 1921 destruction of Black Wall Street in mind, Shaun teaches a lesson on how and why history repeats itself. 

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    Ep. 248 - Having an abolitionist worldview

    Ep. 248 - Having an abolitionist worldview

    It's not enough to do good here and there. What do you believe about the world? What is your philosophy? Because that's what drives your actions - or lack thereof. Let's talk about it.

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    Ep. 247 - We must become abolitionists

    Ep. 247 - We must become abolitionists

    The systems and structures we are fighting against aren't a little corrupt, they were fully built to oppress us. They should be completely abolished. Let me tell you what that means for us in 2020 and beyond.

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    Ep. 246 - Knowing How It's Built, So That We Can Tear It Down

    Ep. 246 - Knowing How It's Built, So That We Can Tear It Down

    Today Shaun wants to teach you what may be his most important lesson on how we can actually abolish the systems and structures of mass incarceration and police brutality. We often fail in these attempts, because we don't actually know what we're tearing down. It's not one system. And we are choosing to believe that's good news. It's 30,000 microsystems. Let us explain.

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    Ep. 245 - The single most underrated civil rights issue of our time

    Ep. 245 - The single most underrated civil rights issue of our time

    Listen to today's episode on what Shaun thinks is the single most underrated civil rights issue of our time. It's the local budget of your city and county and how much of it is going to law enforcement. Did you know that the LAPD takes up over 50% of the whole Los Angeles General Fund? It's outrageous. And we have to fight back to make these budgets actually reflect what we need.

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    Ep. 244 - Thank You.

    Ep. 244 - Thank You.

    On today's episode of The Breakdown I want to take a minute to thank all of you for your hard work and support as we fought for justice for Ahmaud Arbery. We must celebrate the small victories, but keep on pushing.

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