This week, The Breaks decided not to create a new show in light of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI. Instead, they are re-running their episode from June, 1 2020, where Fresh and Confucius talk about the police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Mike Ramos in Austin and the resulting protests. They touch on their experiences as black men in America, their frustration with systemic racism and the need for sustained solidarity from society at large, not just during times of tragedy.
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This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh
- Touch on their memories of past Juneteenth celebrations and talk about what this year’s event might look like.
- Discuss the criticism surrounding J.Cole’s new song ” Snow on Tha Bluff” and the way he appears to police the tone used by a Black woman activist (presumably Noname).
- Talk about the Black Austin Matters mural and explain why grand public gestures can not replace policy addressing systemic racism.
- Explore why Black Austin Artists are no longer willing to stay silent about systemic racism in the Austin Music Scene.
- In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that fans do appreciate Kendrick Lamar and are ready for his next album.
- In his Confucius Says, Confucius discusses the integral role of Black women in the struggle for Black liberation.
- This week’s local song of the week is “RED” by MALIK.
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