Dr. King, Race In America, Conor McGregor Gone Wild

This is Whiskey Congress' Podcast. Two Men. Two Races. Two Opinions and occasional guests, fueled by wit and whiskey.

Steve and Jim discuss the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King after the recent commemoration of the 50th years since his death. We also talk about the current state of racism in America including an event in Griffin, Georgia and a former police chief in Louisville, KY, a Supreme Court ruling, Conor McGregor going crazy and a tip of the hat to Bob Ruff of the Truth and Justice podcast.

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Whiskey Congress
Whiskey Congress

Editor

Super late response, for some reason just seeing this, but my first question is, what is your source of "black culture"? Theres a show called black-ish and ABC has a few shows with black actresses in lead roles, but other than that how are you gauging black culture. BET and VH1 do a great job of showing the worst of black culture, but VH1 and A&E have given us shows like Honey Boo Boo and dance moms which is a tremendous snapshot into the bottom of the barrel for white people. If it's music you use then yes there is the bottle popping aspect, but you don't have to look very far artists and songs with more depth. But again how hard are you looking (and its not an attack or an assumption, just a rhetorical question to ponder). In spaces where black people control the content and information disseminated you would get a very different picture of what black culture is and isn't. Its not perfect by any stretch but its more than what is seen on television or you hear in music.

Pat Greer
Pat Greer

Editor

lol "As a 40 something white guy it's easy to say we've come a long way" Haha. It's true in some ways we have, but in others we haven't. I recall in the early 90's there were so many pro black shows/movies. It was as if it was common to have this type of cultural melting with pro black content being on the mainstream. Somewhere in the late 90's early 2000s it seems (in my opinion) that black culture became more clownish. Like the only thing they could be could be are silly jokes about booties and popping bottles. Even the music reflected that. Now we live in an era that anything pro black is somehow race baiting, and the only black culture we see are silly people acting like goons and playing the card. Just my observation.

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