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James Murray

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Maladjusted Life

Maladjusted Life

James Murray

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In a world where possibilities have become increasingly limited, a malcontent wrestles to make sense of it all. From labor and racial issues to issues of civil liberties, there's enough to tick us all off a bit."Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Latest Episodes

Racial Battle Fatigue w/ Dr. William A. Smith

I chat with University of Utah education professor Dr. William A. Smith about his concept of "Racial Battle Fatigue." This psychosocial phenomenon reveals itself in the lives of many African Americans in the form of adverse health effects (e.g. hypertension). We discuss how the phenomenon manifests differently among men and women, shpecifically how health effects are exacerbated for black men as a subordinated male group (listeners should explore the subordinate male threat hypothesis). Overall, we explore the general health consequences of being continually armored against in an anti-black society.

59 MINMAR 10
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Racial Battle Fatigue w/ Dr. William A. Smith

Purgatory of Consciousness: Black Politics in the Age of Obama w/ Dr. Joseph Jones

I chat with Associate Professor of Political Science at Philander Smith College, Dr. Joseph Jones. Dr. Jones recently released a collection of essays titled Purgatory of Consciousness: Black Politics in the Age of Obama in which he analyzes and critiques black America's response to the policies and personality of former President, Barack Obama. Disagreements and many allusions to pop culture ensue, particularly, Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks!

88 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Purgatory of Consciousness: Black Politics in the Age of Obama w/ Dr. Joseph Jones

Black Life in Euromodernity and 400 Years of the African-American Experience (1619-2019 )w /Dr . Lewis Gordon

EI chat with renowned philosopher Dr. Lewis Gordon on the understanding of black life in modernity and reflecting on the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans reaching what would become the United States through a black existentialist frame. Themes of invisibility to racial inferiority complexes are abound in this much needed conversation.

66 MIN2019 AUG 9
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Black Life in Euromodernity and 400 Years of the African-American Experience (1619-2019 )w /Dr . Lewis Gordon

Past Is Prologue: African-American Genealogy w/ Antoinette Harrell

I chat with genealogist Antoinette Harrell about her research on family histories of African-Americans (descendants of American chattel slavery) and the unique challenges that arise for this specific group when doing the legwork. We also discuss what the advent of DNA means in the quest for self-knowledge and the increasing need of families to record, question and to take interest in their lineage in a time where escapism through screens runs amok overshadowing the desire to take notice of their own stories from the past.

60 MIN2019 JUN 6
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Past Is Prologue: African-American Genealogy w/ Antoinette Harrell

The Racial Wealth Gap and Reparations w/ Dr. Thomas Shapiro

I chat with Brandeis sociology professor and author of The Hidden Cost of Being African American and Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future, Dr. Thomas Shapiro. Shapiro delves into the myth of meritocracy in American life, the country's aversion to reparations to the descendants of American slaves (ADOS) and discuss economic trends further perpetuating the racial wealth gap.

57 MIN2019 APR 7
Comments
The Racial Wealth Gap and Reparations w/ Dr. Thomas Shapiro

Heavy: An American Memoir w/ Kiese Laymon

I chat with the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Award winner for Non-Fiction, Kiese Laymon about his memoir, Heavy. Laymon talks about his formative years in Mississippi and how it influenced his writing. We also go back and forth about our experiences as young black opinion page editors for our respective Southern liberal arts colleges' (Millsaps and Hendrix)student newspapers. Heavy is a memoir that not only tells the story of its author, but serves as a writ large example of America. The weight of lies, abuse and the struggle for ideals is a massive and cumbersome burden for not only one man, but also the nation.

50 MIN2019 MAR 3
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Heavy: An American Memoir w/ Kiese Laymon

On Race and Writing w/ NY Times Bestselling Author, Ijeoma Oluo

EI chat with New York Times bestselling author, Ijeoma Oluo, about navigating life as a self-identified bi-racial black woman and how it has informed her writing on the topic of race. She also offers invaluable advice to writers of color, specifically, on branding themselves and not compromising their voices.

58 MIN2019 JAN 21
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On Race and Writing w/ NY Times Bestselling Author, Ijeoma Oluo

The Courage in Being a black Atheist w/ Alix Jules

I chat with secular activist, Alix Jules, about his work in the atheist community and delve into his interesting journey into becoming a non-believer. Here's a link to the my Patheos piece mentioned in the broadcast: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2018/10/02/my-struggle-a-black-atheist-wrestles-with-anti-intellectualism-and-low-expectations/ ***Please consider donating to my Patreon if you find any value in the show...Thanks!***

60 MIN2018 NOV 19
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The Courage in Being a black Atheist w/ Alix Jules

Our Lives Matter, Too: A Conversation w/ Black Lives Matter Sacramento Founder, Tanya Faison

EI chat with the Tanya Faison, Founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento about what it means to do grassroots work in an age of overwhelming state surveillance. We get into some generational differences in how today's youth resist state violence compared to their older and more critical Baby Boomer forerunners. As I expected, Sacramento's Stephon Clark's name was speckled throughout the program by the guest, as his death at the hands of law enforcement captured the attention of the nation earlier this year. ***Please consider donating to my Patreon if you find any value in the show...Thanks!***

38 MIN2018 NOV 11
Comments
Our Lives Matter, Too: A Conversation w/ Black Lives Matter Sacramento Founder, Tanya Faison

America's Valjean: A Conversation w/ Lewis Conway, Jr.

I chat with Austin City council candidate, Lewis Conway, Jr. A contender for a seat representing Austin's District 1, Conway's run has captured the attention of the state as well as the country due to his status as a convicted felon. His candidacy could mark a change in societal attitudes toward felons, much less those seeking political office. Democratic socialism, Austin politics, second chances and the prison-industrial complex are all on the menu in this discussion. Links: https://conwayforatx.com/ https://theintercept.com/2018/02/04/lewis-conway-jr-austin-city-council-texas/

55 MIN2018 SEP 17
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America's Valjean: A Conversation w/ Lewis Conway, Jr.

Latest Episodes

Racial Battle Fatigue w/ Dr. William A. Smith

I chat with University of Utah education professor Dr. William A. Smith about his concept of "Racial Battle Fatigue." This psychosocial phenomenon reveals itself in the lives of many African Americans in the form of adverse health effects (e.g. hypertension). We discuss how the phenomenon manifests differently among men and women, shpecifically how health effects are exacerbated for black men as a subordinated male group (listeners should explore the subordinate male threat hypothesis). Overall, we explore the general health consequences of being continually armored against in an anti-black society.

59 MINMAR 10
Comments
Racial Battle Fatigue w/ Dr. William A. Smith

Purgatory of Consciousness: Black Politics in the Age of Obama w/ Dr. Joseph Jones

I chat with Associate Professor of Political Science at Philander Smith College, Dr. Joseph Jones. Dr. Jones recently released a collection of essays titled Purgatory of Consciousness: Black Politics in the Age of Obama in which he analyzes and critiques black America's response to the policies and personality of former President, Barack Obama. Disagreements and many allusions to pop culture ensue, particularly, Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks!

88 MIN2019 NOV 18
Comments
Purgatory of Consciousness: Black Politics in the Age of Obama w/ Dr. Joseph Jones

Black Life in Euromodernity and 400 Years of the African-American Experience (1619-2019 )w /Dr . Lewis Gordon

EI chat with renowned philosopher Dr. Lewis Gordon on the understanding of black life in modernity and reflecting on the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans reaching what would become the United States through a black existentialist frame. Themes of invisibility to racial inferiority complexes are abound in this much needed conversation.

66 MIN2019 AUG 9
Comments
Black Life in Euromodernity and 400 Years of the African-American Experience (1619-2019 )w /Dr . Lewis Gordon

Past Is Prologue: African-American Genealogy w/ Antoinette Harrell

I chat with genealogist Antoinette Harrell about her research on family histories of African-Americans (descendants of American chattel slavery) and the unique challenges that arise for this specific group when doing the legwork. We also discuss what the advent of DNA means in the quest for self-knowledge and the increasing need of families to record, question and to take interest in their lineage in a time where escapism through screens runs amok overshadowing the desire to take notice of their own stories from the past.

60 MIN2019 JUN 6
Comments
Past Is Prologue: African-American Genealogy w/ Antoinette Harrell

The Racial Wealth Gap and Reparations w/ Dr. Thomas Shapiro

I chat with Brandeis sociology professor and author of The Hidden Cost of Being African American and Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future, Dr. Thomas Shapiro. Shapiro delves into the myth of meritocracy in American life, the country's aversion to reparations to the descendants of American slaves (ADOS) and discuss economic trends further perpetuating the racial wealth gap.

57 MIN2019 APR 7
Comments
The Racial Wealth Gap and Reparations w/ Dr. Thomas Shapiro

Heavy: An American Memoir w/ Kiese Laymon

I chat with the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Award winner for Non-Fiction, Kiese Laymon about his memoir, Heavy. Laymon talks about his formative years in Mississippi and how it influenced his writing. We also go back and forth about our experiences as young black opinion page editors for our respective Southern liberal arts colleges' (Millsaps and Hendrix)student newspapers. Heavy is a memoir that not only tells the story of its author, but serves as a writ large example of America. The weight of lies, abuse and the struggle for ideals is a massive and cumbersome burden for not only one man, but also the nation.

50 MIN2019 MAR 3
Comments
Heavy: An American Memoir w/ Kiese Laymon

On Race and Writing w/ NY Times Bestselling Author, Ijeoma Oluo

EI chat with New York Times bestselling author, Ijeoma Oluo, about navigating life as a self-identified bi-racial black woman and how it has informed her writing on the topic of race. She also offers invaluable advice to writers of color, specifically, on branding themselves and not compromising their voices.

58 MIN2019 JAN 21
Comments
On Race and Writing w/ NY Times Bestselling Author, Ijeoma Oluo

The Courage in Being a black Atheist w/ Alix Jules

I chat with secular activist, Alix Jules, about his work in the atheist community and delve into his interesting journey into becoming a non-believer. Here's a link to the my Patheos piece mentioned in the broadcast: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2018/10/02/my-struggle-a-black-atheist-wrestles-with-anti-intellectualism-and-low-expectations/ ***Please consider donating to my Patreon if you find any value in the show...Thanks!***

60 MIN2018 NOV 19
Comments
The Courage in Being a black Atheist w/ Alix Jules

Our Lives Matter, Too: A Conversation w/ Black Lives Matter Sacramento Founder, Tanya Faison

EI chat with the Tanya Faison, Founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento about what it means to do grassroots work in an age of overwhelming state surveillance. We get into some generational differences in how today's youth resist state violence compared to their older and more critical Baby Boomer forerunners. As I expected, Sacramento's Stephon Clark's name was speckled throughout the program by the guest, as his death at the hands of law enforcement captured the attention of the nation earlier this year. ***Please consider donating to my Patreon if you find any value in the show...Thanks!***

38 MIN2018 NOV 11
Comments
Our Lives Matter, Too: A Conversation w/ Black Lives Matter Sacramento Founder, Tanya Faison

America's Valjean: A Conversation w/ Lewis Conway, Jr.

I chat with Austin City council candidate, Lewis Conway, Jr. A contender for a seat representing Austin's District 1, Conway's run has captured the attention of the state as well as the country due to his status as a convicted felon. His candidacy could mark a change in societal attitudes toward felons, much less those seeking political office. Democratic socialism, Austin politics, second chances and the prison-industrial complex are all on the menu in this discussion. Links: https://conwayforatx.com/ https://theintercept.com/2018/02/04/lewis-conway-jr-austin-city-council-texas/

55 MIN2018 SEP 17
Comments
America's Valjean: A Conversation w/ Lewis Conway, Jr.
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