Minority Korner

Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. I’m James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week I’m joined in the korner by another fabulous minority where we tackle pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!




episode 174: Homecoming (Democrats 2020, Twitter, Lori Lightfoot, The Black Church, Ben Randle, Robyn)

We welcome back Ben Randle to the show as it’s technically his second time back but due to some traveling and a technology mixup this is the first time you listeners are going to be entreated to his brilliance! It’s a Minority Korner Homecoming, for James and guest co-host Ben Randle as they sit in the very theater in San Francisco, at New Conservatory Theater Center where their friendship first started as they went on to work with each other, live with each other, and have super soul conversations together.  Ben is fresh off the heels of winning the prestigious Drama League Fellowship- next stop broadway. With Ben around, it's a politics gab sesh, as we dive into a deep dive into the current political landscape. Ben leads an eye opening conversation on how the very visible Democrats on twitter are not the same as the democrats in the electorate, which would account for why we are, and have in the past seen different polls and results than what we might see on our echoey twitter fees and media. James looks into the recent election of Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first openly Lesbian Mayor, in this landmark election, it was the Black church that got her elected, but how does this hold up with some of their conservative values? How did this happen? Is this a change in the Black Church (which is not the Black Community as a whole)? Plus Ben says Robyn was the best concert he ever went to, all this and more!  Nnekay's back next week!  LINKS:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/08/upshot/democratic-electorate-twitter-real-life.html?fbclid=IwAR1ZqwZS0suzec2CLtwjSi7FoN03MF_sGUecT2CqPIpViXXyWG4KgDgmtGs https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/07/us/chicago-gay-woman-mayor-black-church/index.html?no-st=1555051017 https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2019/apr/06/lori-lightfoot-chicago-mayor-criticism-progressive-record https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/4/02/lori-lightfoot-has-become-chicagos-first-lesbian-mayor   FOLLOW BEN RANDLE:  TW:@BRandleTheatre IG: BRandle Theatre http://www.benrandle.com/   Twitter: @minoritykorner
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 2019-04-12  1h4m