Topic Racial profiling during Covid 19, Ahmaud Arbery,
Title: Wearing Masks: Racial prototypes, Stigma and Risks
Participants: Terrance Stewart, MA State-wide Director of Time Done
Broadcast Air Date: 05/21/2020
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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- For many of us, the shelter in place did not decrease vulnerabilities but intensified our threat levels.
- Why is risk of death from Covid-19 greater for the African American community than other communities?
- Many people feel more vulnerable to risk of physical injury from others than from contracting Covid19
- Depending on the skin tone, some us wear the mask and signal a threat
- Why can some people wear bandanas as masks without activating alarm?
- Are police shifting their practices away from targeting bandanas as suspicion and instead moving toward bandanas as safe?
- How did the narrative of African-a American communities being more at-risk of contracting Covid-19, result in a heightened fear of African American communities in public?
- Are the prior systems of violence also quarantined?
- People that were hungry before the Covid-19 shelter in place policy are now more hungry under the Covid19 quarantine efforts.
- People that were harassed by the police before the Covid-19 shelter in place policy are now harassed more under the Covid19 quarantine efforts.
- The stigma applied to certain populations
- What are the psychological effects of lynching?
- What is relationships between the infrastructure of caretaking of deceased bodies away from public site and lack of concern of threats of Covid-19?
- Are we desensitized from seeing people coded as Black being killed?
- What is the history in United States displaying dead Black bodies?
- How do we internalize the multiple examples of violence toward the Black community and express it our families?
- How do we make sense of he killing of Ahmaud Arbery within the context of Covid-19?
- What is the history of lynching as state sanctioned violence?
- Why is there a debate of whether the killing of Ahmaud Arbery was a form of racism?
- How do we define racism?
- Is the release of Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael a form of state sanction of their acts?
- Is racism as American as apple pie?
- What are the first legal codes that identify people as Black?
- Why did Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael suspect robbery if Ahmaud Arbery was jogging?
- Is every person that jogs suspected of having committed a crime?
- What are the dictionary associations with the colors black, brown, yellow, red and white?
- How does our language rewrite our codes of inequality?
- If we invest in understanding the system, we can build a better future.
- Why is self-love and self-appreciation threatening to a system that relies on inequality?
- Why can’t some of run in public because it is perceived as threatening?
- Have you read the book Bad boys by Ann Ferguson?
- -Have you seen the film Juice?
- Why is there a stigma associated with wearing a hoodie?
- Why do we have to sacrifice our comfort so other people can be more comfortable?
- Where do people get their ideas about racial prototypes and stigma?
- If Mexicans, Native Americans and Asians were also Lynched, then why do we only associate lynching with Black communities?