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It's All Happening Podcast

IAH – Episode 106 – Donald (DJ) Salmon, Jr.

Episode 106 of IAH dives deep into one of the core issues that STILL plagues not only our country but our species as a whole. That is the issue of racism. Because of all the recent ugly examples that have bubbled up in America lately I wanted to dicsect the issue from a solution oriented perspective but also from a place that identifies the root level issue and not the superficial one. DJ’s intelligence, rational objectivity, education and passion was able to guide me through a landscape that I know only so little about. DJ is really one of the most astute voices on the state of African American narrative. He’ll be a return guest for sure!

INTRO RANT – Race and the Island Example

DJ. Salmon – Having grown up surrounded by the poverty and racism of the rural south, Donald B. Salmon, Jr. made his way to North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and became invigorated by exposure to various movements aimed at pushing against the social and political status quo for people of African descent in the west. Donald is an avid supporter of hip hop culture who believes that through the arts, bridges can be built that connect people and ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's All Happening Podcast

IAH – Episode 49 – 21st Century Value and Institutional Racism

This is a new type of episode of the It’s All Happening podcast, no guests here – just me. Now and then I’m going to bring you more in depth thoughts around specific issues that I’ve blogged on, touched upon in podcasts/talks or that have come up in and around my day to day life.

These episodes will take on two or more issues with each one being it’s own self-contained segment. Please note that these episodes will be short – they will be anywhere from 20-40 minutes in length. So think of these as verbal blog posts or more structured podcast intro segments. I hope you enjoy it.

This episode focusses on two issues:

1.) Creating Value in the 21st Century – digging into new systems that can define value beyond antiquarian methods like the GDP

2.) Institutionalized racism – I’m no race relations expert or even a community leader but I did want to share my view of Institutional Racism from the lens of growing up an Angeleno in the 1980’s and 90s.

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