Jonathan Blanks returns to our show to discuss how different versions of liberty were promoted by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights Movement. Malcolm X was very weary of trusting authority, which is seen as a favorable trait by libertarians. The discussion then shifts to whether or not racism has improved since the Civil Rights Movement and how that affects how we view law enforcement.
How is Malcolm X portrayed to the American public? Is the American government hypocritical? Was Malcolm X a libertarian? What type of liberty did Malcolm X promote? What qualifies as police harassment? Why do police have a higher presence where more crimes are committed? Do people generally trust the police? Have we made any progress when it comes to racism?
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, written by Malcom X
Lawsuit: Car Passenger Tased 11 Times, Criminally Charged Asking Officer “Why”, written by Jonathan Blanks
Abuse of Force: Body Camera Shows Man Tased 11 Times by Glendale Officers, written by Dave Biscobing
FIRST STEP Passes Senate, written by Jonathan Blanks
Black History and Liberty, written by Jonathan Blanks
Looking Back to Look Forward: Blacks, Liberty, and the State, written by Jonathan Blanks
Why Aren’t There More Black Libertarians?, Free Thoughts Podcast
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