Best of the Left Podcast : (2017/05/09) Racism built a system we all suffer under

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Edition #1102

Today we look at the ways we are all adversely effected by the racist structures of our society and examine the ways liberals helped build these systems and continue to fail to serve the needs of people of color

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on how we're all suffering from racism and capitalism - @Making_Contact - Air Date 1-23-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Doing The Best That We Can - Kids At Risk

Ch. 4: Act 2: How liberals built Prison America - @theLFshow w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 12-15-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: I Can't Breathe - Garner Family

Ch. 6: Act 3: Donna Murch on For-Profit Punishment and Criminal-Justice Debt - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-12-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: At The Seams - Kimya Dawson

Ch. 8: Act 4: Support Mama’s Bail Out Day This Mother’s Day via @NationalBailOut #FreeBlackMamas #EndMoneyBail - Best of the Left Activism 

Ch. 9: Song 4: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 10: Act 5: How the Democratic party is failing their most loyal constituency - @thisishellradio - Air Date 4-17-17


Ch. 11: Cowspiracy Vs Science Podcast - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 12: Punishing abortion providers punishes women by proxy - Catherine from Bloomington, IL

Ch. 13: Competing liberal values re: free speech - Trent from Salt Lake City, Utah

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 14: Final comments on fossil fuels used in industrial agriculture and putting the rosiest lens on the harm anti-choice legislation would do to women

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



Support Mama's Bail Out Day this Mother's Day via @NationalBailOut 

Engage online with the hashtags #FreeBlackMamas and #EndMoneyBail


Locked Up for Being Poor (New York Times)

Federal judge: Harris Co. bail system unfair to poor, low-level defendants (Houston Chronicle)

Black Is the New Black: Number of African-American Women in Prison Is Rising (BET, 2014)

Incarcerated Women and Girls (The Sentencing Project)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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