February 19, 2020
Guest: Margaret Kimberley
Topic: Black America and the U.S. Presidents
This week, Cindy chats with writer Margaret Kimberley about her latest book: Prejudential, Black America and the Presidents about the tragic legacy of U.S. presidents and their relationships to blacks. From slavery to Jim Crow, to the "New" Jim Crow of the prison industrial complex, not one president has a positive record on this question.
Cindy and Margaret also discuss the bizarre reverence and preoccupation the people in the US have with the Rogue's Gallery of racists and murderers that have infested the Oval Office and reject the claim that "even if you don't like the current president, you have to 'respect the office.'" B.S.!
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“This book is an effort to shed light on the truth. . . . To the extent
that our leaders embody aspects of who we are as a people, studying how
each president has participated in our nation’s complicated and often
shameful treatment of black people is as good a place as any to
start.” — Margaret Kimberley from the Preface
Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem of prophetic fire about all the
U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white
supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most
Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our own peril!" —
Cornel West, author of Race Matters
PREJUDENTIAL is a concise,
authoritative exploration of America’s relationship with race and black
Americans through the lens of the presidents who have been elected to
represent all of its people.
Throughout the history of the United
States, numerous presidents have left their legacies as slaveholders,
bigots, and inciters of racial violence, but were the ones generally
regarded as more sympathetic to the plight and interests of black
Americans—such as Lincoln, FDR, and Clinton—really much better? And what
of all the presidents whose relationship with black America is not even
considered in the pages of most history books? Over the course of 45
chapters—one for each president—Margaret Kimberley enlightens and
informs readers about the attitudes and actions of the highest elected
official in the country. By casting sunlight on an aspect of American
history that is largely overlooked, Prejudential aims to increase
awareness in a manner that will facilitate discussion and understanding.
Check out Margaret's latest column for Black Agenda Report: