Episode 168: Drug Enforcement and Race

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Shytierra Gatson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Georgia State University, whose research focuses on race, crime, and the U.S. correctional system. During the conversation, Dr. Gatson speaks to the importance of exploring criminal justice issues through a qualitative lens (37:15), provides insight into the long-term impacts of parental incarceration on children (39:00), and how sheds light on how neighborhood racial composition shapes policing practices (45:27). They also discuss approaches to policing reform (53:00) and the role of celebrities in criminal justice conversations (57:25) They close the episode on a lighter note by recapping the last season of Power (59:30) and discussing the Godfather of Harlem (1:08:52).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

6:22 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

29:15 - Introduction of Today’s Topic

33:12 - Learn More About Dr. Shytierra Gatson

1:11:14- Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview


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