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Pretty Much Pop #112: Class Critiques in Squid Game, Succession, etc.

Popular shows have commented on wealth inequality by showing how dire the situation is for the poor and/or how disconnected and clueless the rich are. How effective is this type of social commentary? Mark is joined by philosopher and NY Times writer Lawrence Ware, novelist and writing professor Sarahlyn Bruck, and educator with a rhetoric doctorate Michelle Parrinello-Cason  Continue Reading …

PREVIEW-Ep. 278: Derrick Bell on the Dynamics of Racism (Part Two)

Subscribe to get Part 2 of this episode in its entirety. Citizens can get it here. Continuing from part one on Faces At the Bottom of the Well (1992) with guest Lawrence Ware. We discuss "The Racial Preference Licensing Act" (ch. 3), which plays with an idea (attributed to his fictional alter ego Geneva Crenshaw) that since businesses continue to discriminate (in hiring if  Continue Reading …

Ep. 278: Derrick Bell on the Dynamics of Racism (Part One)

Subscribe to get Part 2 of this episode. Listen to a preview. Hear this part ad-free. On Faces At the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism (1992), a foundational text in critical race theory that presents stories and essays related chiefly to the philosophy of law. Lawrence Ware returns to talk with Mark, Seth, and Dylan about "The Space Traders." What is  Continue Reading …

Ep. 210: Frantz Fanon’s Black Existentialism (Part One)

On Black Skin White Masks (1952). How does growing up in a racist society mess people up? Fanon was born in the French-colonized Martinique and educated as a psychoanalyst in France where he studied under Merleau-Ponty, among others. The book was proposed (and rejected) as Fanon's dissertation, and claims to be a "clinical study," though it explicitly avoids spelling out its  Continue Reading …