CRT pt.2 and Juneteenth
Our hosts open by picking up where they left off in the previous episode about Critical Race Theory. From there, Dave and Mickey move on to discuss the designation of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Is it too little too late? Is it a distraction while Black Americans face rampant voter suppression? Will kids even know what Juneteenth is if teachers aren't allowed to teach hard history?
"Biden Signs Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday," New York Times, June 17, 2021.
"The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth," National Museum of African American History and Culture, blog post.
"Juneteenth," TV Episode, S1-E9, Atlanta, aired October 25, 2016.
"Juneteenth," TV Episode, S4-E1, Black-ish, aired October 3, 2017.
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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 traumdiggs.com .
Dr. Mickey Hess is Professor of English at Rider University and the author of A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop: How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be. With rapper and producer Buddha Monk, Mickey co-authored The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard. His other books include Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory; Is Hip-Hop Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Most Wanted Music; and the edited collections Icons of Hip-Hop and Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide.