Racism

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs – Johann Hari on RAI (2/2)
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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs – Johann Hari on RAI (2/2)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Hari tells Paul Jay that the conventional understanding of drug addiction is wrong, and alternative drug policy in Portugal and Canada can lead the way. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 6, 2015.

DC Test Scores Up, but Poor Black Kids are Doing Worse- Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
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DC Test Scores Up, but Poor Black Kids are Doing Worse- Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Shallal says we went from No Child Left Behind under the Bush era to no kid left untested, then to no teacher left unstressed, and our schools are still doing very poorly. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 27, 2014.

Being the “Other” in America – Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
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Being the “Other” in America – Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)

Mr. Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets restaurants and candidate for DC mayor, tells Paul Jay that after coming to America as a child, the shocking death of MLK led him to discover how much race permeates everything. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 25, 2014.

Palestinians can Learn From the African America Struggle – Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
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Palestinians can Learn From the African America Struggle – Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Ali Abunimah, founder of Electronic Intifada, says that Palestinians need to know that even in a country with formal legal equality, the reality can mean mass incarceration, economic inequality and racism. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced May 14, 2014.

Cold War Radar System a Trillion-Dollar Fraud –  Lester Earnest on RAI Pt 1/5
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Cold War Radar System a Trillion-Dollar Fraud – Lester Earnest on RAI Pt 1/5

Profit and deception drove cold-war militarization, says Lester Earnest, founder of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford; Earnest says the anti-nuclear bomber SAGE radar system never worked and carried on for 25 years – Lester Earnest on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced December 24, 2018.

Obama and the  Post Racial Society  –  James Early on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 2/3
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Obama and the Post Racial Society – James Early on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 2/3

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early says the economic indices of the black community are worse at the mass level than they were before Obama became president. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced November 19, 2013.

“Liberty and Justice for Some People”  – James Early on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 1/3
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“Liberty and Justice for Some People” – James Early on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 1/3

In this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early talks about American identity and growing up African-American facing the deep racism of the South. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced November 18, 2013.

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