In lieu of our regular pop culture introduction, we address the murder of George Floyd, the protests and rioting across the US and internationally for racial injustice and whether the social media activism we have seen take over our feeds has actually been useful.
Here are the protest dates and times for Australians wanting to participate on Saturday, 6th June:
Sydney: 3-5pm @ 20 Lee Street in Chippendale
Melbourne: 2-5pm @ Parliament House Steps
Adelaide: 12- 1:30pm @ Victoria Square
Brisbane: 1-5pm @ King George Square
Canberra: 3pm @ Embassy of the United States
Head to these websites for educational resources, information on how to be a better ally and how and where to donate if you have the ability to:
We also discuss the publishing of the Forbes article (https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2020/05/29/inside-kylie-jennerss-web-of-lies-and-why-shes-no-longer-a-billionaire/) that strips Kylie Jenner of her billionaire status. Why is it important? Do we think the article is credible? Would people feel the same way about the Kardashians’ brand-building skills if they were male? And do we think she really lied about being a billionaire?
Recap: The Others (2001) with Nicole Kidman
Recommendations: The Hate U Give (2018), The Daily Podcast by the NY Times: “The Mayor of Minneapolis”, “A Weekend of Pain & Protest”, “The Systems That Protect The Police”.