Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 195 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! All the best to you all, Team 3W and new-term listeners! Welcome x3 to all y’all. A very special episode right here, as Pip is joined by creator and full time spokesperson of the Black Lives Matter movement and, subsequently, one of the busiest women on the planet, Patrisse Cullors!
It has been an incredibly busy time for Patrisse, as you will hear, so it’s lucky she’s found the methods to keep herself healthy and stable throughout her more hectic times in doing so much for the Black Lives Matter movement - working for a cause which is so much bigger than one’s self will surely takes its toll… In some ways it’s a shame that she is so busy - to quote her from this episode, “If things were better in this world, I wouldn’t have to work so hard…” It’s a heavy one for sure, as the wider world slowly becomes more aware of the struggles and prejudice faced by black people, brought into a shockingly present focus with the advent of cellphone cameras (and in an earlier recording from the Rodney King beating) and the documentation of police brutality on a grand scale. From her earlier days living in a now gentrified neighbourhood, where the money moves in and the history is kicked to the curb, to her education of the Black Panthers movement and the good they did which rivals the negative image from the media, to the prison system (the movie ‘13th’ is a SOLID viewing for more on this), to the difficulties in getting the movement up and running and of course, the perpetual ignorance of the ‘all lives matter’ statement and why it’s does no favours to anyone, the future of the movement and SO much more besides. Seriously, pure knowledge in this one and essential listening for those eager to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement as well as those unaware as yet. Listen, learn, repeat if necessary.
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