Integration - Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin' with
Dr. João Costa Vargas

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Brazil…land of the so called “Racial Democracy” where there are only “color differences”, not “racial differences”. In this unabridged dialogue, Senior Editor, James Stone, talks with Dr. João Costa Vargas specifically about his books Catching Hell in the City of Angels: Life and Meanings Of Blackness In South Central Los Angeles and Never Meant To Survive: Genocide And Utopias In Black Diaspora Communities. Dr. João Costa Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

During this discussion, João and James go in depth about the ontological position of Blackness as it manifests itself in varied, while also similar, ways in Brazil and Los Angeles. This is a nuanced discussion juxtaposing the political realities of two national territories that appear to be distinct on the surface, but operate on the same basic premise of settler colonialism and liberalism. This dialogue is conscientization you want to have! It will provide a true representation of the complexities involved in various social settings and will also help you contextualize issues which the ruling class prefers to keep obscure and disparate.  

Length: 01:13:51  Size: 86.3 MB

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