Theory and Practice

David and Mickey talk theory and practice, education and action, and the distinctions between supporting Black empowerment and going through the motions, making a self-serving gesture, or capitalizing on Black trauma. The question to ask is “how do I best do some good,” not “how can I convince people I’m a good person?” Mickey asks what books we want protestors to have read and Dave asks if we really have time for “WAP” right now.


Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs:
"Arabesque Film Sh#t" by Traum Diggs


David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community; and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Culture. His independent album releases include Jazz Hop, Major Journalism, and Jazz Hop II.   A more complete discography is available at .

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