During this miniseries on race and racism in science and religion, we are taking the opportunity to share some of our favorite podcasts with you. This episode comes to you from The Ologies Podcast and (like all of her episodes) is worth a listen. Check out the description below...

 

https://www.alieward.com/ologies/blackafinstem

 

"The most ologists in one Ologies! And maybe my favorite episode ever. #BlackBirdersWeek was such a force that we wanted to keep the energy going by spotlighting not one, but 30 ologists. You’re about to meet 30 new science heroes who are @BlackAFinSTEM and chatting about electric fish snouts, urban birds, falcons, lizards, crocodiles, economics, carnivores, sea turtles, porcupine noses, butt breathing, Ivory Towers, microaggressions, and how being an ally is a learning process we can all get better at. Walk side by side through life as a Black academic and hear their tips to best support them as well as guidance to Black students. Follow and fawn over your 30 glorious new nerd friends."

More Episodes

Racism Part 2 (The Bible and Liberation)

July 22, 2020

Episode 47

The Bible is a dangerous collection of writings, written mostly by people who lived under the oppressive thumb of empire. Ironically, especially in the West, it has been co-opted to support the very same kinds of oppression that the writers were fighting against! In this episode, we explore the ways that we have tried to "tame" the Bible, the stubborn power of the prophets, and how the Black Church in the US has helped us all to rediscover the true power and intent of the "Good Book". 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

Show Notes

::coming soon::

Ten Percent Happier Crossover

July 15, 2020

Episode 46(ish)

A major part of this miniseries on race and racism is our desire to elevate the work of others that we have found particularly helpful. Two weeks ago, Zack introduced us to the Color Correction podcast, and this week, Ian has picked an episode of the Ten Percent Happier Podcast entitled, "White People, Drop the Shame and Get Curious with Shelly Graf". Listen to Ian's explanation of why it had such a profound impact on him, and then click the link below to be magically transported to the episode. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/256-white-people-drop-the-shame-and-get-curious-shelly-graf/id1087147821?i=1000477990075

 

Next week, we are going Biblical as we get into the ways that scripture has been used to prop up injustice as well as to overcome it. We’re talking about Moses’ black wife, Paul’s passive aggressive letter to a slaveowner, Jesus’ casual racism, and why white folks love misquoting MLK. It should be fun! And challenging… and a little dangerous… riiiiiight in that sweet spot. 

Racism Part 1 (Colorblind No More)

July 8, 2020

Episode 45

As we begin our miniseries on race and racism in science and religion, we have to start with where we are as individuals and where we have been. It's so easy for us to teach this stuff academically while keeping our own shame and discomfort hidden away, but we're just going to lay it out there. The good, the bad, the painfully misguided, and the beautifully naive. It all weaves together into an open and honest dialogue about the world we inherited and the world we want to bestow. Join us on our Facebook group and tell us your story as well. 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

Scientists in Synagogues application due July 23 - https://sinaiandsynapses.org/scientists-in-synagogues/

 

Show Notes

What exactly are lederhosen? Wiki page and amazon costume

As compared to a dirndl? Wiki page and amazon costume [but let me just say that I also found many costumes with women wearing lederhosen too]

Bavaria is a region in now-Germany …. Here’s the wiki page and we should all go once pandemic is over, here’s an article for 10 reasons why.

A tiny touch of Ashkenazi Jewish mitochondrial dna, a genetics field still being tested; see this article

Are American Jews white? Two books, here (from 1998) and here (from 2008)

2020 US Census question on race/origin/nationality…

“Science” basis of race terms from 19th century, as explained by National Geographic article

“Social construct” dictionary definition and “race as” article from The Atlantic back in 2013

Bajau free deep dives and their spleen size article

Nepalese natives (aka Sherpas) and oxygen processing ability article

Definition of “whitewash” dictionary and application in history and K-12 curriculum

Implicit association quizzes, list found here

Ibram X Kendi, how to be anti-racist website (and press release of joining BU)

Color Correction Crossover

July 1, 2020

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Find out more about the Color Correction Podcast at https://circlemobilizing.wordpress.com/podcast/ and be sure to subscribe to them wherever you get your podcasts!

While you're there, make sure you check out their "resources" tab for recommended reading/watching/organizing/supporting. 

 

Join us next week as we begin our own honest, in-depth, and humble miniseries on racial justice in science and religion.