By and for people of color, the Raci$m Is Profitable podcast is all about dismantling the assumptions that shape our lives — and limit our liberation. Your co-hosts, Jeremie Greer and Solana Rice, explore why racism is profitable in America and the economic, political, and popular culture structures that uphold systemic oppression. Guests include activists, policy advocates, and researchers who cut through the jargon and serve up straight talk that’ll put more power in your hands. Produced by Liberation in a Generation Action, we’re envisioning a new economy where people of color belong.
Guaranteed Income and America's Poverty Choice
Jeremie and Solana chop it up about the manufactured chaos in Congress and looming shutdowns. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, the first Black woman to represent New Jersey in Congress, joins to share her vision for the re-introduced Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Act of 2023 and its potential to change lives and end poverty in America.
Report: An Economy For All: Building A “Black Women Best” Legislative Agenda
Guaranteed Income Act
The (Racist) Robots Are Already Here
LibGen Action Communications Director Devin Barrington-Ward joins Co-Executive Director Solana Rice to discuss the impact artificial intelligence and algorithms are already having on Black and brown communities – and what comes next.
Should We Take Our Money Out of Banks?
Why do rich white people and the financial institutions they run get to be wildly irresponsible while Black and brown folks are considered "too risky" small-dollar loans? Is our money safe in banks? Jeremie and Solana break down the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, the broader context of our dual financial system, and what it all means for everyday people of color.
DeSantis vs. Disney vs. The Rest of Us
In ultra-conservative Florida governor Ron DeSantis's war against Disney, there are no heroes. Jeremie and Solana discuss why DeSantis AND Disney are both still villains – and how real co-governance can help POC defend against them both.
Governance, Trust, and Anti-Blackness
It's safe to say the U.S. government doesn't really trust Black folks, and a lot of Black folks distrust it right back. LibGen Action's new Communications Director, Devin Barrington-Ward, joins the pod to discuss recent exposure of anti-Blackness at the IRS, Black (dis)trust of government, and how we move forward.
A Home of Our Own
Homes Guarantee campaign director and KC Tenants organizer Tara Raghuveer discusses how to bring *everyone* home in the richest country in the world.
Brilliant and Powerful
Thanks, y’all, for this beautiful first episode. Can’t wait to hear more!