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Published on Mar 17, 2017
Original Release: 3/22/2010
This was kinté cast #004 an evil kind of excitement for a managerial utopia. This show depends entirely on a Canadian interview by radio free school of the great, award-winning New York school teacher, John Taylor Gatto. We, here in the kinté space, entitle this interview, “John Taylor Gatto: Outing School.”
This is followed by the ingenious poetry of Fumilayo Bankole. She reads “War” from a presentation we entitle “Fumilayo Bankole: L.A. River.” We then move into tracks by Noam Chomsky in “Noam Chomsky: Propaganda and Control of the Public Mind” and former Black Panther, Elaine Brown in “Elaine Brown: The Condemnation of Little B,” talking about the ideals of the Enlightenment, the right for man to self-control one’s labor, what slavery really means and how the fate of Blackness is intimately tied with the fate of whiteness.
The next move is toward the power of nothingness, protesting in the singing voice of Cassendre Xavier in the presentation we entitle, “Cassendre Xavier: Nothing Is All I Need.” After nothingness comes the world-renown poet Chris Abani reciting “Libation” by Lucille Clifton in “Chris Abani: Break a Leg” here in the kinté space. We end this show with a few well-chosen words by Professor William H. Watkins in “William H. Watkins: The White Architects of Black Education.” Sounds/music sources by Bill Laswell, his “Ambient Realms” release from Sony Creative Software. So, yes, “life is hard”—and, by the end of this episode of the kinté cast, we should have a better idea where the concrete factory is…