Here is SHOW 57 - "RACISM IN THE NFL - THE JON GRUDEN FALLOUT." In this show, I discuss the surprising resignation of Headcoach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders due to some newly published emails which showed his racist, homophobic and misogynistic language. Once these emails were published by the New York Times, it was just a matter of time before something had to happen to him. I also discuss in this show that his behavior and language has been tolerated for quite some time in the NFL and now the league is trying to change the CULTURE of those who talk, communicate and interact in this manner. It is my opinion that this issue will be further addressed in the off-season of the NFL and this may just be the tip of the iceberg because so many folks, organizations, and businesses may be involved. STAY TUNED. Please check out this entire Podcast Show because it definitely is another tough one to address yet IT IS ABOUT TIME! Send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you agree or disagree! Look forward to your feedback.
Here is SHOW #56 - "20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 911." This is one of the toughest podcast shows that I have done to date. Initially, I was very hesitant to do this show yet as I saw all the special memorials this morning in New York City (Twin Towers site), Pennsylvania, and Arlington, VA (Pentagon site) for the victims of 911, I remembered EXACTLY what I was doing when these tragic events happened on September 11, 2001! I'm sure you remember too where you were when you heard the news! In 2001, I was a Federal employee working for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and living in the metropolitan area of Washington, DC -- our nations Capitol with my wife and three young kids. In this podcast, I share my personal feelings on what it was like to live through this event as a young professional working for the federal government in Washington, DC! It was scary, uneasy, tense, yet a sense of PRIDE working for the government and the people of the United States. There was no doubt at that time in 2001, lots of folks of all backgrounds worked harder to get along at least at my federal job at NIH and in the community my family and l lived - Frederick, Maryland! My PRAYERS and THOUGHTS goes to all the LIVES LOST during these tragic events. In addition, this podcast is for all the younger listeners and COLLEGE STUDENTS who were too young to experience it or who were not born yet. It is time for ALL OF US to GET ALONG TOGETHER again! Peace Out!
Here is Show #55 - "VACCINATED vs ANTI-VAX FOLKS: IS THIS THE END OF OUR EXISTENCE?" In this show, I discuss the major CONFRONTATION that is happening in our society today because of the UPSURGE of COVID-19 cases and deaths throughout the U.S. and globally! When the vaccines were initially distributed, many medical and public health officials including our U.S. President ASSUMED that it would only take a few months for majority of the U.S. citizens to get the vaccine. HOWEVER, there are THOUSANDS of folks who are NOT taking the vaccine and they are the ANTI-VAX group who are not participating and not getting their shots for a number of reasons. These ANTI-VAX folks are causing the UPSURGE of COVID-19 CASES and DEATHS and now we are BACK to where this COVID-19 PANDEMIC started a year and half ago! In my opinion, this is about HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, MEDICAL RESPONSIBILITY, HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY, LIFE EXPECTANCY, AND FUTURE EXISTENCE OF OUR HUMAN SPECIES. It is that important. What do you think and I seriously would like to receive responses from the Vaccinated folks and most importantly the ANTI-VAX folks. Please email me at: email@example.com PEACE OUT, PROTECT YOURSELF, and STAY SAFE! WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
Here is Show #54 - "RACE AND THE TOKYO OLYMPICS." In this show, I discuss my observations about the initial broadcasting of the Tokyo Olympics on the NBC Television network. First of all, I really enjoy seeing all the thousands of athletes from all the countries around the world competing in so many athletic events. It is truly a CELEBRATION of athleticism on an international and global scale. Second, I truly appreciate how our American athletes are doing their best to represent our country in these Tokyo Olympics. Shout out to NAOMI OSAKA for lighting the torch to start the Tokyo Olympics! WOW! Yet I am CONCERNED when the NBC television network has struggled to show DIVERSITY in its sports broadcasting of sporting events such as the Olympics. Thanks to Mike Tirico and now Maria Taylor (newly hired) to show the DIVERSITY of broadcasting these sporting events on a national basis to our American audience. Wow!! Why did it take so long? What's your opinion? Just check out the Tokyo Olympics for the next 2 weeks and let me know your opinion. Send me your thoughts at: firstname.lastname@example.org . PEACE OUT and ENJOY THE TOKYO OLYMPICS!
Here is Show #53 - "VIN DIESEL - MIXED RACE ICON AND INFLUENCER." In this show, I provide you with a little bit of Vin Diesel rise to megastardome by talking about his early history as an actor struggling to get work and then eventually getting the role into more mainstream movies such as THE FAST AND FURIOUS!! Now, the FAST AND FURIOUS movies are a FRANCHISE MOVIE BLOCK BUSTER in which this weekend F9 - Fast and Furious 9 is coming out!! This is a 20 year franchise movie genre in which Vin Diesel is NOW accepted as a ICON and INFLUENCER in so many other genres. So let's CELEBRATE Vin Diesel's accomplishments and commitment to always recognizing his roots and where he came from!!! I also highlighted Vin Diesel in my 2013 book - "THE NEW FACE OF AMERICA: HOW THE EMERGING MULTIRACIAL, MULTIETHNIC MAJORITY IS CHANGING THE UNITED STATES" in which I projected that Vin Diesel would become one of the major CROSSOVER BIRACIAL, MULTIRACIAL CELEBRITY of our times! What do you think? Send me an email at email@example.com It's time to enjoy the summer and let me know what you think about his new Fast & Furious Movie 9!! HAVE FUN DURING THE SUMMER and PEACE OUT!
Here is SHOW #52 - "JUNETEENTH - A NEW FEDERAL HOLIDAY." This show CELEBRATES our new Federal Holiday -- Juneteenth! On June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday so that ALL AMERICANS can have the day off to remember, reflect, and CELEBRATE the actual FREEDOM which happened to African Americans. It was June 19th, 1865 when the last enslaved Black people received news from Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas about FREEDOM for all blacks. This was two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the Southern States. In this podcast, I highlight the history and pose the question that this should be a MAJOR CELEBRATION like the Mardi Gras of New Orleans in which there could be floats, parties, and events where all folks of all backgrounds CELEBRATE. This is a JOYOUS new FEDERAL HOLIDAY which celebrates all Americans rights, liberty and FREEDOM! What do you think? Send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here is SHOW #51 - "GEORGE FLOYD - ONE YEAR LATER." This show recognizes the ONE YEAR anniversary of the tragic event that killed George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota in which a police officer - Derek Chauvin -- apprehended and placed his knee on George Floyd neck too long and caused this tragedy to happen. I reflect on how our country -- the United States -- responded back in May 2020 and all the major race and ethnic relations events during the past year. Basically, I feel at this moment that ALL OF US need a commitment to CHANGE and IMPROVE our relations with people who do not look like you. My question from the podcast show is HOW HAVE WE ALL CHANGED since George Floyd's tragic death? Please share with me your thoughts at: email@example.com . PEACE OUT EVERYONE and LET'S REALLY MOVE FORWARD.
Here is SHOW #50 - "HUMAN RIGHTS and SOCIAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE on RACISM AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD." This was a special Roundtable discussion by the Human Rights and Social Justice Committee of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) meeting held on March 24, 2021. The panelists included Chair Dr. Eric Bailey, Dr. Josiah Heyman, Dr. Mark Edberg, and Dr. Sara Alexander. In our Roundtable discussion, we accomplished the following: (1) Defined Racism and Social Injustice along with relevant theories to better understand the concepts; (2) Discussed how these concepts are viewed from our American perspective and how they may be viewed differently from other country's perspective; (3) Provided some relevant and practical examples of these issues today (U.S. and other countries); and (4) Provided the audience on how applied anthropologists can help RESOLVE and help others to BETTER UNDERSTAND the impact of these issues on our world today. Please listen and share your comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is Show #49 - "RACISM AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS ASIAN AMERICAN" of the Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus Podcast Show. Unfortunately, I have to talk about the TRAGIC events that recently happened in Atlanta, Georgia in which eight individuals -- six of whom were Asian American women -- were killed by a lone gunman. Not only do I talk about this tragedy, but also take a DEEPER DIVE into how this situation affects ALL of US in different ways whether personally, group-wise, politically, socially, and mentally. There is no doubt that there is much hatred, violence and misconceptions still throughout our U.S. and even our President and Vice President cannot stop this trend against Asian Americans unless ALL OF US STAND UP AGAINST IT and BE PRO-ACTIVE and TAKE ACTION against all forms of this belief and behavior. Please take the time to listen to my heart-felt, personal and professional show. Feel free to email me (email@example.com) and share your personal situations or strategies to overcome these types of events.
Here is Show #48 - "RACE AND VACCINATIONS FOR COVID-19" of the Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus Podcast Show. In this show, I discuss the "POLITICALIZATION" and "MORAL ETHICS" of the distribution of the new vaccines for COVID-19 throughout our United States. Data shows that the most vulnerable populations and segments of our population who have LOST THEIR LIVES due to COVID-19 are: (1) High risk folks with serious health and medical conditions, (2) Elderly, (3) Underserved, low-income, rural, inner-city, and densely-populated communities, and (4) RACIAL & ETHNIC POPULATIONS such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indians & Alaskan Natives, and Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. HOWEVER, now that the vaccines are being distributed throughout the U.S., those who are ACTUALLY receiving the vaccines are NOT THOSE SEGMENTS OF OUR POPULATION!! Hummmm.. Why is this happening now in 2021? Well, I share a few of my thoughts in this CONTROVERSIAL show as a REMINDER to our LEADERSHIP in our country, state, and institutions!! Please don't forget about REGULAR FOLKS in our country! Please share your comments with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. STAY SAFE and PEACE OUT!