Episode 45: This is Not Antiracism Woodstock with Antiracist Parenting Podcast

Mallory and Tamu were joined by Hannah and SooJin of the Antiracist Parenting Podcast in the first of what we can hope are many conversations about what Antiracism is, how to related to individuals who might not be “there” and how it is possible for us all to move about the world as Antiracist humans.

Moral to the Story: The meaning of Sankofa – “You must reach back to reclaim that which is lost in order to move forward.”

So Tired of Having this be a Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!

Other Fun Topics Discussed

  • History is important.
  • If you do nothing, you are being passively racist.
  • What about white folks? Racism dehumanizes white folks, once they realizing they are losing their humanity, they will stop dehumanizing BIPOC.
  • On cancel culture: some things need to be cancelled. Itis a step forward towards accountability.
  • How to deal with loved ones who might see things differently: live life where your values align. To be in relation with people whose values don’t align can be done up to a point.
  • Being intentional and deliberate in what you are doing is the key to managing through complex relationships.

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Episode 44: An Unrequited Love Affair with America

This week, well, really two weeks ago, Tamu and Mallory discussed Black America’s unrequited love affair with the rest of America. Mallory was also having a tough time dealing with the world that week; Jacob Blake’s shooting left her feeling hopeless. While Tamu was dismayed and truly disgusted by the naturalization stunt the RNC decided to portray on TV, hope was on the horizon because Doc Rivers made her dad decide register to vote for the first time in his life.

Moral to the Story: If Tamu’s dad is pissed off enough to vote, we all should be pissed off enough to vote!

So Tired of Having this be a Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom’s new baby, Daisy Dove.
  • The shooting of Jacob Blake.
  • White Supremacy’s newest teen murderer.
  • Mistaken suicide rioting in Minneapolis.
  • All Hail Sports: WNBA, NBA, MLB, NHL and Naomi Osaka boycotting for Black Lives Matter.
  • Tone deaf Jared.
  • Blacks and their unrequited love of America: As Doc Rivers eloquently stated, ” It’s amazing why we keep loving this country and this country does not love us back.”
  • The unmitigated gall of Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s Attorney General, preening for the cameras at the RNC and using Breonna’s name as a talking point instead of bringing justice to Breonna.

Episode 43: Never-Ending Battles

This week Tamu and Mallory discuss the aftermath of Mallory’s Saturday night “The Postman” live Tweet event and her bringing this terrible, yet timely film back to life. Tamu wrestles with work microaggressions and coming to terms with not making excuses for feeling how she feels about racism. In Kentucky, the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor probably had a BBQ instead of prison food–AGAIN!

Moral to the Story: Believe Black women. Support Black women. Protect Black Women.

Never-ending Very Special Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Megan Thee Stallion protecting the man who shot her while he throws her under the bus.
  • Iowa’s land hurricane, a.k.a., derecho and the time Tamu and Mallory think they were caught in one.
  • Bidets: get one for COVID Wave 2
  • Bad at Love has a theory: Racism would still exist if your wiped everyone’s memory like Men in Black.

Special Shout-outs:

  • New Podcast – Antiracist Parenting Podcast: Our dear friend and social justice book club creator, Hannah, who was our guest on Episode 32: Justice Flowers with a Side of Ranch now has her very own podcast. Please listen to Antiracist Parenting Podcast. Hannah and her co-host SooJin are parents who are deeply committed to raising antiracist children and want to build a community that will help parents gain confidence in raising a generation of antiracist kids by talking with kids about race, racism, white supremacy, and what it means to be an antiracist. Want more information? Check out their website.
  • Congratulations to Tiffany from Abroad In Education: Tiffany, creator and host of the podcast, (A)broad in Education and special guest on our series of travel episodes (Episodes 30 & 31) is doing big things with her doctoral thesis and just won a game-changing fellowship!
  • Glad you are still with us, Kelli!: Fan of the show Kelli, survived a near-death experience on Lake Michigan. So glad you and your daughter are okay.

Episode 42: These Letters Mean Something

In a week of taking the good with the bad, the bad sort of won out for Tamu & Mallory. With the Congress taking a vacation in the middle of the pandemic and leaving millions questioning whether they can keep a roof over their heads and feed themselves and families, the crushing battle for the vote landing in the lap of the US Postal Service and the rebirth of birtherism; it is a wonder they made it to Friday with some semblance of sanity. At least they share a theme song with Kamala Harris and QVC.

Moral to the Story: Your vote means something! Let’s do what needs to be done and get to voting early.

Never-ending Very Special Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Good Humor stops having racism bring the kids to the trucks. They teamed up with Rza of Wu Tang Clan for a reboot of the Good Humor ice cream truck jingle.
  • Mallory is becoming the Bob Ross of watercolors.
  • Mallory goes down a rabbit hole with the 1997 Kevin Costner film, The Postman
  • Tamu reads a poem.

Episode 39: Cognitive Eruption

This week, the healing continues! Tamu and Mallory discuss the insanity that is the world we live in and try to figure out what’s wrong with kids (and grown-ass adults) these days. Mallory also explains what HIPAA is so folks can stop using it incorrectly when defending their “right” not to wear a mask.

Moral to the Story: In less than 100 days, you have a choice to make, go out and make the right one. VOTE!

Second Moral to the Story: Wear a G-damn mask!

Very Special Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • The younger set (and older set) and their desire for pleasure over health and empathy for others.
  • Autocratic police states are the new norm.
  • Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.
  • Yes, Kanye is problematic, but let’s be mindful about mental health.
  • The new Netflix show: Indian Matchmaking
  • AOC is not here for the bullshit.