This week’s co-host is Jae Howlett, one of my earliest friends in California and someone with whom I have had many discussions about spirituality and race. This week, we have a conversation about how Christianity, and other religions, can be used as a front for prejudice in our society, the progressive movement,  how to be a good ally, and, of course, Batman.

Jae Howlett is a 35 year old self-stated Agnostic who reads books on sociopolitical intersections when he’s not watching MMA or reading William Gibson and other cyberpunk Sci-Fi.

Links

This Week In Blackness: http://thisweekinblackness.com/

Reading List:

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (Amazon)

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen (Amazon)

A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki (Amazon)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (Amazon)

Perversions of Justice: Indigenous Peoples and Anglo-American Law by Ward Churchill (Amazon)

Note about book links: I’ve posted the Amazon links here, but I do encourage you to buy from local booksellers if you are able to do so. I do recognize, however, that for some folks Amazon is their only option.

Running time: 41 minutes