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8 minutes and 46 seconds is the amount of time officer Derrick Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd. So our premise is simple. What can we teach and learn to help end white supremacy, anti-blackness, and systemic injustice in the same amount of time? Each episode drops knowledge, short stories, powerful revelations, controversial perspectives, strategies, and freedom dreams -- all in 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

Educate 8:46 Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile

    • Education
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8 minutes and 46 seconds is the amount of time officer Derrick Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd. So our premise is simple. What can we teach and learn to help end white supremacy, anti-blackness, and systemic injustice in the same amount of time? Each episode drops knowledge, short stories, powerful revelations, controversial perspectives, strategies, and freedom dreams -- all in 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

    Excavating White Supremacy

    Excavating White Supremacy

    How is it that after decades, and in some cases centuries, of so-called “progress” that we still find ourselves confronted with grave and dangerous racial disparities in almost everything? On this episode, learn why systemic racism will persist until we excavate the roots of white supremacy.
    Additional Resources:
    Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
    Derrick Bell, Faces at the Bottom of the Well
    Thandeka, Learning to be White: Money, Race, and God in America
    Baratunde Thurston, How to Deconstructs Racism, One Headline at a Time

    • 8 min
    The Rightness of Whiteness

    The Rightness of Whiteness

    Historically, much of everyday life in the U.S. has been organized around the idea that white is good, pure, righteous, and most deserving of privilege, power, and protection. In this way, white supremacy no longer derives its power from an explicit social acceptableness. Instead, it has wedded itself -- almost imperceptibly -- to that which is considered neutral, normal, safe, and reasonable.
    Additional Resources:
    PBS, The History of White People in America

    • 8 min
    What is White Supremacy?

    What is White Supremacy?

    On this episode, Educate 8:46 tackles a deceptively simple, yet absolutely critical question. What is white supremacy?
    It’s more than a term used to describe the behavior of white supremacist organizations. White supremacy can also be traced throughout the history of many systems, institutions, laws, and practices that have normalized the protection and empowerment of white elites above all others.
    Additional Resources:
    Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning
    Carolyn Anderson, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
    Joel Olson, The Abolition of White Democracy
    Joe Feagin, Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations
    Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People

    • 8 min
    Education as an Act of Self-Determination

    Education as an Act of Self-Determination

    On the debut episode of Educate 8:46, Miami University Professor Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile explains why education is ultimately an act of self-determination that can lead us all to a more equitable society.
    The purpose of education, in a revolutionary sense, she says, is to seek to know better. So that we might be better. So that we might do better. So that we might collectively breathe forth a new, more just world.
    Additional Resources:
    Mwalimu Shujaa, Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education
    Anna Julia Cooper, Voice From the South
    Carter G. Woodson, Mis-Education of the Negro
    Ava DuVernay, 13th

    • 8 min

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