Christopher and Tyler discuss their perspective on growing up bi-racial through various topics and of course....beer.
Fund The Block
Continuing the "Block" series. Chris and Tyler take a look at ways to financially help out the block. As always we would like to thank our main supporter of the show, Oakbrook Brewing Company.
Below are links to articles used in this episode:
5 Things to Enhance Equity in State Funding SystemsWhat Does Defund the Police Mean and Does It Have MeritReading, Pa 2020 Adopted BudgetPhilly We Rise Mutual Aid ResourcesWashington Post - Racial Funding Gap for SchoolsFollow us on Instagram: @alternativeblackspod
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Instagram Live: Is Uncle Ruckus Racist?
Can Black people be racist in a society rooted in systematic oppression? On this week’s bonus episode of the Alternative Blacks Podcast, Chris and Tyler discuss the nuances of what it means to be racist in America and how that differs from prejudice in today’s reality.
Chris and Tyler agree, Black people in America do not have access to the established power capable of swaying the institution of racism. However, Black voices can contribute to systematic racism with their own self-hatred and internalized racism. Ultimately, we question how racism is perpetuated through the power structure, and further, what does it mean to be racist?
Special Thank you to Oakbrook Brewing Company located at 628 Park Ave in Reading Pa for being a day one supporter.
For more information on the role of power in racism check out this article by James Wood.
Educate The Block
Educate The Block is a continuation of the Buy Back the Block Series.
As always we would like to thank Oakbrook Brewing for being a consistent supporter of the show!
Chris and Tyler discuss the shortcomings of the education system in general and then pivot to the even greater shortcomings as it pertains to underprivileged communities. They discuss why education is important when it comes to lifting the community up and the damage No Child Left Behind has dealt to these communities.
For additional information:
Quality of EducationNo Child Left Behind Pros and ConsTo support the Alternative Blacks Kickstarter to help enhance your listening experience, click here!
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Buy Back the Block
In this episode of the Alternative Blacks podcast, Chris and Tyler take another look at gentrification and the many nuances of buying back the block.
First and foremost, shoutout to Oakbrook Brewing Company for being a day-1 supporter of the show!
Secondly, we are running a Kickstarter Campaign to help enhance your listening experience! Click the link to learn more!
Earlier this year Chris and Tyler discussed the issues with gentrification. Now the conversation is being re-examined for the...good?...elements of gentrification and the many elements that are directly, or indirectly, affected by changes in a neighborhood.
The articles mentioned during the show are linked below:
Friends Save $50/weekBlavity - Buy Back the BlockYes You Can Gentrify a Neighborhood Without Pushing Poor People Out
In this episode of the ABP, hosts Chris & Tyler have a discussion surrounding mental health awareness and the importance of mental health services in underprivileged areas.
As always shout out to Oakbrook Brewing Company for making this show possible!
Addressing Mental Health in the Black Community - Columbia PsychiatryWhy Mental Health Care is Stigmatized in Black Communities - USCCall 911 for a Counselor? - The OaklandsideResources:
ADAA - Finding Help - Black Community Mental HealthNational Suicide Prevention Line24/7 Phoneline: 1-800-273-8255Alternative Blacks
Chris and Tyler try and take a look at how the Italian Mafia, Irish Mob, and Black gangs are portrayed and looked at in Pop Culture
Surprisingly this was a tough episode to research so the articles that were found and discussed are listed below.
As always we would like to thank our sponsor Oakbrook Brewing Company for supporting us and believing in our mission.
Also a special shout out to Jacky for helping come up with this week's topic!
New Yorker - Why do we Admire Mobsters?
Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies
Washington Post: Brock Turner Headline
New York Post: Kyle Rittenhouse Headline
Miami Herald: Trayvon Martin Headline