On the one year anniversary of the hunger strike and camp out at Mizzou, we talked with Lee Commins, a journalist and graduate of Howard University. This episode is longer than usual because there's a lot to unpack, including if journalists can do their jobs and still be activists, what it's like to not be heard as a minority and why being an ally matters.
– A timeline of the Mizzou protests
– The answers to many questions about Jonathan Butlers hunger strike
– A retrospective on the events in Ferguson following the killing of Mike Brown
– Madis article with Concerned Student 1950 founding member Marshall Allen
– How to solve the lack of diversity in newsrooms
– Nikole Hannah-Jones is a boss.
– Black Twitter's power
– A look at the history of race at Mizzou
– How to be a good ally (Important note: this is only the beginning. Try a google search for more.)
– Madis article with MU4MikeBrown founder Naomi Daugherty
– NPRs Code Switch podcast and blog are both excellent resources for critical analyses of race and identity. Heres a particularly relevant episode:
– BONUS: Lees interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates in March 2016
Special thanks to Dubb Nubb for letting us use their music. You can buy it here. Also to Tracee Tibbitts for creating our badass logos.
Thursday, November 3