It’s been something like 70 years since the George Floyd protests, and the news cycle has had no choice but to move onto so many other huge and terrible things. But Lindsey Osterman and I still haven’t forgotten the terrible arguments used by people like Sam Harris, and many in the right-wing information ecosystem, to push back against Black Lives Matter and to try to undermine the massive protests we saw. Lindsey takes us through two papers that have heavily influence this view, and why they’re completely wrong. (spoiler: one was even RETRACTED!)
This episode was far more focused on the academic papers than on Sam Harris, but if you’d like to hear us absolutely destroy his “Can We Pull Back From the Brink” episode, make to become a Patron!