Intersection of Black and Indigenous Resistance & Justice in the United States

Share

EcoJustice RadioIn his book An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States, Kyle Mays argues the foundations of the U.S. are rooted in Anti-Black racism and settler colonialism. He spoke with EcoJustice Radio.

PatreonAs little as $5 a month goes a long way toward supporting our production staff all year while keeping us corporate-free. Become an EcoJustice Radio patron today.

Subscribe to EcoJustice Radio:

Apple PodcastssoundcloudspotifyGoogle PodcastsstitcherYouTube

Afro-Indigenous History of the United StatesIn his book “An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States,” Kyle T. Mays, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History at UCLA, argues that the foundations of the United States are rooted in Anti-Black racism and settler colonialism, and that these parallel oppressions continue today.

In his discussion with EcoJustice Radio, he explores how Black and Indigenous peoples (sometimes together, sometimes apart) have always sought to disrupt, dismantle, and re-imagine US democracy. He uses examples of the Black Power and Red Power movements of the 60s and 70s, as well as collaborations for the Standing Rock Sioux and Black Lives Matter. Dr. Mays’ work seeks to illuminate how we can imagine and put into practice a more just world.

STORY: The Link Between Immigration, Racism, & Climate Change

Kyle T. Mays is an Afro-Indigenous (Saginaw Chippewa) writer and scholar of US history, urban studies, race relations, and contemporary popular culture at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Mays is an author of 3 books, ‘Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America’ (SUNY Press, 2018), ‘An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States’ (Beacon Press, 2021), and ‘City of Dispossessions: Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, and the Creation of Modern Detroit’ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022).

Order ‘An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States’: http://www.beacon.org/An-Afro-Indigenous-History-of-the-United-States-P1731.aspx

STORY: Missions of Culture: Reclaiming Indigenous Wisdom with Caroline Ward Holland

Podcast Website: http://ecojusticeradio.org/
Podcast Blog: https://www.wilderutopia.com/category/ecojustice-radio/
Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradio

Hosted by Jessica Aldridge
Engineer and Original Music: Blake Quake Beats
Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Episode 123
Photo credit: Kyle Mays

Updated 2 February 2022

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share

About Jack Eidt

Novelist, urban theorist and designer, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Partners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt