The Aspiring Intellectual
By John Smith
The Aspiring Intellectual Mar 07, 2022
WOKE to what?
Have you ever sat and had a conversation with someone and realized that moral obligation creates a sense of ignorance? Have you ever considered the term loyalty and what damage "being loyal" can do to a person who denies the existence of facts and analysis? In this podcast we go into a discussion about the idea of being "WOKE" and what it means
Film and the narrative we don't discuss
While in college I took a course called Sociology of Film and it was awesome, minus the political whiteness and racial stereotypes that the so called feminist professor who taught the class failed so miserably at addressing. Anyways if I was to teach the course this is how it might sound.
A double standard for Black athletes following Kamila Valieva and Sha'Carri Richardson
The Life of Boo Baker Book Review
Wow what an autobiography about Joe Baker III! This young man tells the His story of the journey he made into the life of dealing drugs and young black male survival, which eventually landed him in prison serving a ten year sentence to a complete 180-degree change.. I wont spoil the book but “The Life of Boo Baker” is a fascinating story that is sure to keep your attention as you seek to know about the intriguing life of Joe Baker III.
Between the World and Me Review
Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me.
This book penned as a letter to his 15 year old son takes a look into the authors emotional journey into adulthood and professionalism. Although the writing speaks to his son it breaks through the 4th wall to address the racism in America and its true impact on the psyche of the African diaspora.
What do we do with time?
Is time relevant? when we think about our life are we maximizing the time we have access to in order to produce and be the best self?
The Managerial Elite whose the victim?
What did George Orwell the author of Animal farm mean when he said "We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be as dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose"? If we consider the strategic thinking of systemic oppression then this statement can apply to how society has shaped itself and maybe we should blame the knowledge of the so called literary giants on critical race theory. Follow along with this discussion to add your input.
Critical Race Theory continued with Deborah Calhoun
SisTomAtic SoSheeLawGeeCo InTrowSpecSHun & SAMBO
Rhetoric is language designed to be persuasive it is up to us on how we interpret the information and to what extent we allow the information to carry our own persuasive argument. Do you know how introspection and labels dictate how you behave, interact and think on a societal level? Lets discuss the phenomenon of Systematic Sociological Introspection and the invention of Sambo!
Introducing Niya Allen podcast creator of Fear of A Black Planet Podcast
The revolution will not be televised! Let me introduce you to Niya Allen host and creator of the Fear of The Black Planet Podcast
Hegemonic agenda of Gay Politics
What is it about political science that creates this level of wonderment and intrigue only discussed by the intellectual elite and abused by the power hungry upper management class? Have we really become oblivious to the political tactics used to defraud us into accepting rhetoric? Who decides what we as the people should fight for if we the people have the power? Lets explore the dynamics behind gender specific rules and the fear of political correct dialogue on the Aspiring Intellectual.
Critical Race Theory and Deborah Calhoun Pt3
The conversation continues with Kent State professor Deborah Calhoun
Politics isn't always black and white neither is the game of chess. John Smith provides a fresh perspective on how the game is truly playing the player and not the other way around. Join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1895807987263565/
To continue the discussion.
Critical Race Theory with Deborah Calhoun
His and Hers
What's the big deal about Critical Race Theory?
Do you really know what Critical Race Theory is? We break down the rhetoric that makes this such a relevant argument!
Who is Niya Allen the Media Assassin? and Why Fear a Black Planet
Whose afraid of a Black Planet? What is a Black Planet and can we handle what constitutes a "Black Planet"? I have special guest Niya Allen the host of Fear Of A Black Planet Podcast. We will discuss why she choose to title her podcast such a powerful name. And what she believes creates the idea of a "Black Planet".
Master Teachers and the system
Today we interview Kristy Johnson from F.I.N.A.O. Prep
Big Ideas and what to do with them!
"If I could I would" the I think I can mentality in a box. What stifles creativity and how do we overcome it. I often question ask the question "why not me to find out how to. And as an educator how do I get you the listener to do the same.
What is peace and joy to a family of color? How do we understand, discover and discuss the perils of being understood as equals in society that doesn't see peace and joy as universal? Today's special guest is Joy Gadson from the Joy of the Journey podcast to bring us an insightful discussion on what it means to make the home your peace.
The Power Of Blaxploitation
Misdirection in the Conversation of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
“The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War