April 7, 2022

In Pursuit of Liberty

In Pursuit of Liberty

Continuing the “Pursuit of” series, Jaime takes a look at Liberty in the US: How it is defined, expectations of liberty, and how people experience it differently. We’re taking a dive into systemic racism and how decisions from 150 years ago are still impacting people today.


Content Warnings: Incarceration, Racism

Continuing the “Pursuit of” series, Jaime takes a look at Liberty in the US: How it is defined, expectations of liberty, and how people experience it differently. We’re taking a dive into systemic racism and how decisions from 150 years ago are still impacting people today. 

Their expertise in regards to Liberty? Perhaps “expertise” is the wrong word….

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Common Ground This Week:

Coffee: 

Kauai Vanilla Macadamia Nut Coffee 

Creativity / Fun / Books / Etc: 

Dawn (Xenogenesis Series) by Octavia Butler 

Sources:

Oxford Dictionary: https://www.oed.com/ 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Ingraham vs Wright / Legal Information Institute 

Standards of Decency: Seeking to Abolish the Death Penalty - The Communications Network 

National Museum of African American History 

Race, Drugs And Sentencing At the Supreme Court

FBI — Crime in the US

Vera Institute 

1881 to 1900 | African American Timeline: 1850-1925 | Library of Congress 

Know Your Rights | Prisoners' Rights 

How prison labor contributes to the US economy : Planet Money

Criminal Justice Fact Sheet | NAACP

Special Thanks To:

@thatmakessensetome via TikTok

@nikki.mov via TikTok

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