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Truth’s Table’s Classroom: Respectability Politics Reimagined

podcast October 22, 2020


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From time to time, the women of Truth’s Table will invite our listeners to learn about our respective ministries, gifts, and work. In this episode,  Ekemini posits that Black Lives Matter activists have rejected respectability politics based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the politics of respectability construct. Furthermore, she interacts with Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham’s politics of respectability construct as detailed in her book Righteous Discontent. In doing so, she re-appropriates the term by understanding its original meaning and the context that gave rise to this strategy of resistance. Building on Dr. Higginbotham’s construct, she reimagines respectability politics by providing a new construct entitled respectability politics reimagined, which de-centers moralism in the formal sense and centers the Imago Dei in Black people. Get your notebooks out and pick a sturdy desk as Ekemini teaches us about Respectability Politics Reimagined.

Hosts:
Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising)
Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson)
Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology)
Producer:
Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4)
Executive Producer:
Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork)
Special Thanks To:
RAAN – www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork)
Podastery – www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)

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