The Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus Podcast Show
SHOW #54 - RACE AND THE TOKYO OLYMPICS

SHOW #54 - RACE AND THE TOKYO OLYMPICS

July 25, 2021

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: ejb678@gmail.com . PEACE OUT and ENJOY THE TOKYO OLYMPICS!

SHOW #53 - VIN DIESEL - MIXED RACE ICON AND INFLUENCER

SHOW #53 - VIN DIESEL - MIXED RACE ICON AND INFLUENCER

June 24, 2021

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 ejb678@gmail.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!

SHOW #52 - JUNETEENTH - A NEW FEDERAL HOLIDAY

SHOW #52 - JUNETEENTH - A NEW FEDERAL HOLIDAY

June 24, 2021

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: ejb678@gmail.com  . 

 

SHOW #51 - GEORGE FLOYD - ONE YEAR LATER

SHOW #51 - GEORGE FLOYD - ONE YEAR LATER

May 26, 2021

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: ejb678@gmail.com .  PEACE OUT EVERYONE and LET'S REALLY MOVE FORWARD.

SHOW #50 - HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE

SHOW #50 - HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE

April 7, 2021

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: ejb678@gmail.com 

SHOW #49 - RACISM AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS ASIAN AMERICANS

SHOW #49 - RACISM AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS ASIAN AMERICANS

March 21, 2021

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 (ejb678@gmail.com) and share your personal situations or strategies to overcome these types of events.

SHOW #48 - RACE AND VACCINATIONS FOR COVID-19

SHOW #48 - RACE AND VACCINATIONS FOR COVID-19

March 6, 2021

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: ejb678@gmail.com.  STAY SAFE and PEACE OUT!

SHOW #47 - THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS

SHOW #47 - THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS

January 21, 2021

Here is Show #47 - "THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS" of the Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus Podcast Show. In this show, I highlight the major observations and THEMES from President Joe Biden's Inauguration speech. The recognition of Kamala Harris as the FIRST African American and Southeast Asian women to hold the office of Vice President. There were a number of dignitaries at the event as well. Yet, the one person who SURPRISED everyone was Amanda Gorman - Youth Poet Laurete - who gave a resounding poem and speech which connected to many college students and the rest of the country. Send me an email at: ejb678@gmail.com and let me know what you thought about President Biden's Inauguration speech and all the other events happening during this SPECIAL DAY in the United States.

SHOW #46 -  WHAT WOULD DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THINK ABOUT AMERICA TODAY?

SHOW #46 - WHAT WOULD DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THINK ABOUT AMERICA TODAY?

January 17, 2021

Here is Show #46 - "WHAT WOULD DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THINK ABOUT AMERICA TODAY?" of the Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus Podcast Show. In this show, I discuss the STATE OF AFFAIRS in our United States today and simply conjecture and speculate on how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would view America today. With all the various political, social, racial and economic issues happening today, I wondered how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. react to these issues particularly after he fought and died for so many issues of civil rights for ALL PEOPLE.  So please take a moment to LISTEN to this podcast and send me YOUR PERSPECTIVE too at: ejb678@gmail.com.  This is the time to slow down and do some serious THINKING about race and ethnic relations in our country and then follow up with POSITIVE ACTION! PEACE OUT!

SHOW #45 - WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS IN 2021?

SHOW #45 - WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS IN 2021?

December 29, 2020

Here is Show #45 - "WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS IN 2021?" of the Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus Podcast Show. In this show, I discuss whether race and ethnic relations will be a high priority throughout the United States as our country moves forward under a new administration and NEW YEAR! I share my projections and speculate on what the REAL issues will be when it comes to human rights injustice affecting all communities of color. Will "Mainstream Society" influence which issues will be a higher priority than others AND will our country pay LESS attention to all the racial and ethnic injustice that may happen in 2021? What are your thoughts?  Please email me at: ejb678@gmail.com, or SUBSCRIBE to one of my PODCAST PLATFORMS.  Welcome to the NEW YEAR 2021 EVERYONE and LET'S DO A DEEPER DIVE into all the issues related to race and ethnic relations in 2021!  PEACE OUT!

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