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Episode 18 – Be Conscious: The College Dropout

Singer Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump speak with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower December 13, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

(WARNING: This podcast contains multiple clips of a Kanye West song that contains the f-word)

There’s a lot to cover in this weeks edition of Be Conscious. Damien Barling the conversation by applauding the Carolina Panthers and the signing of Eric Reid. You’ll hear Eric Reid’s comments about why signing with an NFL team won’t silence his voice that he uses to speak against racial inequality. Next, the focal point of the episode centers on Kanye West, with the backing of Donald Trump, “leading the charge” leading the charge as the black face of MAGA. You’ll hear Kanye’s remarks about slavery and the 13th amendment and Damien will attempt to decipher what he was talking about, what he may have meant, and the dangerous ground he’s walking on with the GOP. Also discussed is the hypocritical remarks of Donald Trump, calling for due process when sexual assault allegations are levied on him or his friends, while simultaneously ignoring his repeated call for the death penalty for 5 black teenagers who served jail time for a crime they were later completely exonerated of.

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