SIO54: Ishmael of Angry Black Rant on Appropriation, Bill Maher and More

Back for the severalith time is Ishmael from Angry Black Rant! Lots of listeners requested this interview and Ish was kind enough to oblige. We discuss cultural appropriation, the Bill Maher situation, and more race-related issues in today’s discourse. It’s always fun talking with Ishmael, but it’s also very real and revealing as well!

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lukas
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I think Ishmael is right. Thomas is a little cowardly here. I get the feeling that he just wants black people to tell him what to think, and is afraid to Form his own opinion. Yes, you should take your privilege into account and consider black people’s unique perspective but it is still okay to have differing opinion. But I get that it is a little scary to do that… just look at the reaction Bill got for his joke. Which is why BTW Thomas saying “I don’t mind being wrong because then I get to be right right away”… Read more »
Psychopomp Gecko
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I don’t think of it so much as being cowardly, but that’s viewed through my own personal lense where I don’t think it’s my call. While I loved Orlando Jones’s response to the Bill Maher issue, this is just one of those areas where it doesn’t matter what I think as far as what happens to him. I’m white. I don’t get a say in whether or not it’s right to say that word as far as black people are concerned. It’s not like I’m overly concerned over conceding that. I mean, the reason I can’t do that is the… Read more »
Pat
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Loved it. Ish is always good, a fan of his podcast, and you guys together was a blast. Agree with Ish, and loved the back and forth, excellent work lads. Cheers.