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Descend into the Particular

Descend into the Particular

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An unarmed man is shot to death by police. How does the Jesuitical idea of “disordered attachments” help us make sense of what happened? Part three of three.

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Emily Becker

Agreed! The prevailing narrative in our society says that if someone is killed my the cops they either deserved it or wanted it (as in the case of Angel in this episode). People want to believe we live in a just society and that police shootings only happen to “bad guys”. The truth is far more complex and ugly. I felt this episode did not do enough to dispel those false narratives. The systems in our society devalue the lives of people of color. The deaths of people of color at the hands of law enforcement is too pervasive. We must fight it at every turn. Malcom and Team: I expected better from you.

Sep 29th
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Raleigh Floyd Jr

Malcolm Gladwell & team: overall, the 3-part series was this podcast at it's best, but your treatment of the police brutality topic suggests you learned little from Randy Newman. If you feared "picking a side" or sounding preachy, know that by choosing the clearly-guilty teen in Ferguson and the undeniably sympathetic, suicide-by-cop, exception-to-the-rule examples to focus on, you, in fact, chose a side. "The cops are victims too" is a spoonful of sugar for anyone indifferent or uneasy about cops routinely executing black men without consequence. That said, enjoyed the series and love the podcast.

Sep 28th
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Emily Becker

Ron Martinelli may have a PhD but he has a poor understanding of how Black lives in the US have been devalued and brutalized for 400 years. Blaming the victims and telling the Black community to get its act together is ignorant. “...a system so steeped in anti-black racism means that on any given day it can be open season on any black person — old or young, man, woman, or child. There exists no equivalent reality for white Americans.” - Claudia Rankine Black Lives Matter!

Sep 14th
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