Episode 55: "Giggly Strip Searches, Melanin Injections, & 2020 Vision" - Current Event
For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss current events, news, and the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. They begin by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news (5:45), including a disturbing strip search at a Binghamton school (9:15), an update on the AZ sexual assault case (12:49), the government shutdown (15:20), and a “transracial” woman who’s convinced that she’ll give birth to a Black child (20:10). Ty and Daphne then turn their conversation to the Democratic presidential contenders (23:05). After providing a brief overview of the candidates (24:40), they discuss the polarizing reaction to Senator Kamala Harris’s announcement (28:20), her criminal justice record (30:00), how race might factor into the black vote (36:28), how race shapes political strategies and agendas (41:30), and their thoughts on the other presidential hopefuls (52:15).
NY Middle School Faces Scrutiny After Parents Claim 4 Black Girls Were Strip Searched - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/students-strip-searched-new-york_us_5c4d1f70e4b0e1872d4476df
“Transracial Couple Believes Their Baby Will be Born Black” https://www.ebony.com/news/transracial-couple-believes-baby-black/
Mississippi Launches Universal Basic Income Experiment - https://www.businessinsider.com/mississippi-basic-income-pilot-to-provide-15-black-mothers-with-cash-2018-9