Ep 166 // Andre Green On Our Current Inflection Point

Premiere DateJun 12, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:05 START /// Andre Green on George Floyd, protests, police violence / Introduction
06:03 Personal and local reaction in Massachusetts
09:36 Local cases brought to light in aftermath
14:08 Biggest surprises
17:02 Specific words to use in discussions about protests (or riots, uprisings, etc.) / recognizing white privilege: “people tend to think a game they’re winning is fair”
21:32 Recognizing the struggle of Black Americans as the “true red-pilling” white Americans need / “police” vs. “policing” and other discussions to have with people who need to hear them
25:40 The role of police and the need for other people in other roles
32:38 “But will it matter?” / an inflection point that could become a tipping point / letting hope in
41:24 Hopes and predictions / “America’s founding disaster”
43:44 Movie recommendations: ‘LA92,’ ‘The Weather Underground,’ and ‘Freedom Summer,’ but definitely not ‘The Help’ / wrapping up /// END
51:39 A note on Maia Macdonald leaving BTRtoday
52:53 “Sea of Sand” (BTR Live Studio, 2016) Adia Victoria
60:47 Outro/credits
61:27 Finish.

Andre Green is involved in non-profit work and politics in Massachusetts. He joins us to discuss the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder and the protests and police violence that followed. He shares his personal reaction, as well as his observations of reactions locally where he is, and shares his thoughts on the implications of this moment and how it could continue to develop.

Episode Credits

  • Producer/Host: J. McVay
  • Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu
Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…