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@KwellsComm “Access Indy with Kim Wells”

Our African-American community suffers a historical and ongoing racial oppression. It’s roots may be deeper than you think and in a place where you didn’t think to look. Professor and author of the book, Spacializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago will help us dig deeper by looking through a different lens—one of geography, race and gender…more simply put, people and place– to see how Black lives are impacted by an ongoing carceral effort and how Black Lives Matter(ed) then and how #BlackLivesMatter now.

Click the media player below to hear my conversation with Rashad Shabazz and how he takes the history of people and place in Chicago and makes it relevant to life in other urban areas, like enclaves in St. Louis, Baton Rouge, and even St. Paul where Black people live and commune under ‘alleged’ freedom.

FULL INTERVIEW (Media Player : TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 41 MINS, 17 SECONDS) begins after a message from a valued sponsor:

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