racism http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: Filmmaker Michael Wolfe on Muslims in America http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-filmmaker-michael-wolfe-muslims-america <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125168580&amp;color=1a6a2d&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:24:04 +0000 Laura Ellis 7920 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Filmmaker Michael Wolfe on Muslims in America Strange Fruit: LGBTQ People of Color in the Workplace http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-lgbtq-people-color-workplace <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124010644&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Laura Ellis 7839 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: LGBTQ People of Color in the Workplace Strange Fruit: 'Eenie Meanie' Examines Baby Boomer Racism & Louisville Busing Riots http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-eenie-meanie-examines-baby-boomer-racism-louisville-busing-riots <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120446031&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>"These buses came back from the West End with these little kids on them, and they were crying, there were windows knocked out. They had been beaten with baseball bats, they had been called every horrible racial name you can expect, right here in this town."<br />&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:35:16 +0000 Laura Ellis 7585 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: 'Eenie Meanie' Examines Baby Boomer Racism & Louisville Busing Riots Strange Fruit: Racist Halloween Costumes & Butch Queens Up in Pumps http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-racist-halloween-costumes-butch-queens-pumps <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117168778&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:13:48 +0000 Laura Ellis 7338 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Racist Halloween Costumes & Butch Queens Up in Pumps Strange Fruit: Meet Gert McMullen, Original Seamstress of the AIDS Memorial Quilt http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-meet-gert-mcmullen-original-seamstress-aids-memorial-quilt <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F111579098&amp;color=ff001f&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" frameborder="no" height="166" width="100%" scrolling="no"></iframe><br><br>To speak to Gert McMullen about the origins of <a href="http://www.aidsquilt.org/">the AIDS Memorial Quilt</a> is to go back to a scary, sad time in LGBTQ history: San Francisco in the early 1980s.<br> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 16:44:27 +0000 Laura Ellis 6929 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Meet Gert McMullen, Original Seamstress of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Strange Fruit: Black Feminist Scholar Dr. Yaba Blay on Her Care Package for Tiana Parker http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-black-feminist-scholar-dr-yaba-blay-her-care-package-tiana-parker <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F110420515&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" height="166" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:55:26 +0000 Laura Ellis 6841 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Black Feminist Scholar Dr. Yaba Blay on Her Care Package for Tiana Parker Strange Fruit: Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-playwright-tarell-alvin-mccraney <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105888294&amp;color=7c2d3b&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:23:03 +0000 Laura Ellis 6502 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney Strange Fruit: Who Counts as a Terrorist? (Hint: White Guys Don't) http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-who-counts-terrorist-hint-white-guys-dont <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F89734538&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong>Terrorist.</strong></p><p>What image pops up in your mind when you hear that word? "When we think of the word 'terrorism,' most people get an image in their head of somebody who, of course, is a foreign national or somebody who's immigrated to the United States, who's Muslim, typically," explains clinical psychologist&nbsp;<a href="http://louisville.edu/psychology/people-1/faculty/chapman/chapman.html">Dr. Kevin Chapman</a>. "We think of things like violence. Guns. We think of airport screening."</p><p>Defining terrorism is challenging (<a href="http://www.humanrightsvoices.org/EYEontheUN/un_101/facts/?p=61">even for the United Nations</a>, apparently), but in common usage, it's an act of violence intended to intimidate or coerce, often for ideological reasons. The word itself has a <a href="http://www.humanrightsvoices.org/EYEontheUN/un_101/facts/?p=61">long and emotional history</a>, but t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">his week, we were interested in how that word is applied, or <em>not</em> applied, following mass killings like the Boston bombing.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We in America tend to react differently to terrorism depending on the ethnic, demographic, religious, and national profile of the alleged assailant," explains David Sirota. David is a political commentator who wrote a piece for Salon called <em><a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/04/16/lets_hope_the_boston_marathon_bomber_is_a_white_american/">Let's Hope the Boston Marathon Bomber is a White American</a>.</em> In it, he points out the double standard in public reaction to mass killings. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the perpetrator is white, like in many recent shooting cases, it will be seen as an isolated incident, an aberration, possibly related to mental illness. We'll likely hear folks on TV mention how many hours a day the shooter spent playing video games. Any political fallout will probably be limited to gun control debate and will not involve taking action against the attacker's nation of origin, or adding surveillance against people who share his background. Or <a href="http://www.timwise.org/2013/04/terrorism-and-privilege-understanding-the-power-of-whiteness/">as Tim Wise wrote</a> last week, "[I]f he's an Italian American Catholic we won't bomb the Vatican."</span></p><p>We spoke to Sirota this week about his piece, and the fallout from it. "My email box has been filled with the worst kind of anti-Semitic, racial epithets from the n-word to everything, for simply raising a point that should be obvious."</p><p>That reaction reveals just how deeply invested some folks are in their need to believe these acts are committed by people who are <em>not like them</em>. To understand what it is in our psychology that spurs this need to categorize "them" and "us," we called on friend to the show Dr. Chapman. "It's human nature to categorize, and unfortunately we dichotomize too often:&nbsp;ingroup, outgroup," he explains. &nbsp;"We lump groups of individuals and profile them as a result, and that maintains our ingroup ideology."</p><p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 15:36:16 +0000 Laura Ellis 5168 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Who Counts as a Terrorist? (Hint: White Guys Don't) Strange Fruit: Poodle Assassin Cosmetics' Brandie Ford ; Violence Against Trans Women http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-poodle-assassin-cosmetics-brandie-ford-violence-against-trans-women <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F81491512&amp;color=4e0950&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe>Brandie Ford, founder and CEO of <a href="http://www.mypoodleassassin.com/">Poodle Assassin Cosmetic</a> company, grew up in the <a href="http://gapersblock.com/ac/2011/01/21/strike-a-pose-underground-gay-balls-chicago/">ball scene</a>. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 15:36:04 +0000 Laura Ellis 4294 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Poodle Assassin Cosmetics' Brandie Ford ; Violence Against Trans Women On Nina Simone's Birthday, Dr. Yaba Blay Comments on Colorism in Hollywood Casting http://wfpl.org/post/nina-simones-birthday-dr-yaba-blay-comments-colorism-hollywood-casting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today would have been the great Nina Simone's </span>80th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 4127 at http://wfpl.org On Nina Simone's Birthday, Dr. Yaba Blay Comments on Colorism in Hollywood Casting