January 15 - "Mr. President, Are You a Racist?"; Trump and the Moral Sickness He is Spreading; A Backlash to Trump in the Spirit of MLK

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Part 1

We begin with President Trump’s White House appearance shortly after he made vulgar and hateful remarks about Haiti, El Salvador and the entire continent of Africa at which he praised Doctor King but was overshadowed by questions from the press causing Trump to hurry out of the room ignoring shouts of “are you a racist”. Kristen Clarke, the President and Executive Director of the national Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights which leads the national nonpartisan Election Protection coalition, joins us to discuss her overview of where race relations and voter enfranchisement stands in the Trump/Sessions era. With a racist in the Oval Office and a relic of the Old South as the nation’s top lawman supposed to protect voting rights which Jefferson Beauregard Sessions 111 has always opposed, we will examine ways to turn back the turning back of the clock on civil and voting rights in the country.

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Part 2

Then we speak with the theologian and scholar Obery Hendricks the author of “The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church and the Body Politic”. He joins us to discuss the moral sickness that Trump is spreading across the land with enablers like the moral midgets Republican Senators Cotton and Perdue joining in the Trump lies of denial when the whole world knows that the racist and hateful remarks attributed to Trump are what he said. We discuss harnessing the power of love against the tide of hate and a revival of the religious left in this country while the religious right loses any claim of Christian legitimacy as they cling to a racist misogynist in the White House.

Part 3

Then finally we discuss the likelihood of a backlash to the Trump/Sessions assault on civil rights and voting rights in the spirit of Martin Luther King’s teaching and sacrifice as the millennial generation shows signs of growing political activism in reaction to Trump and Betsy De Vos indenturing them with student debt while Sessions tries to reverse the legalization of marijuana. Garrett Duncan, a Professor of Education and of African and African/American Studies in Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington in St. Louis joins us on this Martin Luther King Day.

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