(00:00) Intro and T-shirts
(8:11) Difo and Liz – Christophe Difo and Liz Wilson. The psychological toll of recent events. Radical empathy. Holding pain without being destroyed by it. Genetic changes caused by trauma. Black culture as a survival strategy. Recognizing the importance of women’s studies. American law and culture have systematically excluded nonwhites and women. Progressive white men have a special responsibility. The deep impact of the Buffalo massacre on the black community. The need for introspection among progressives. The long-term impact of women being second-class citizens. Present crises are reflective of events and decisions made many years in the past. Finding the right balance for engagement with news and social media.
(01:18:53) Joe, Christophe and Sean react to the Difo and Liz Segment. White progressive men face anger from their own race and gender, in addition to justified criticism from marginalized groups they’re trying to help. The epigenetics of chronic trauma. Post-traumatic slave syndrome. Confronting the relentless American messaging toward people of color: “you do not belong.” The continuing futility of efforts toward gun reform.
(01:53:15) Wrapup and Outro