The Grio Daily with Michael Harriot

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The Grio Daily with Michael Harriot

How in the world did we get here? Wypipologist Michael Harriot breaks it all down in TheGrio Daily. Imagine your college professor teaching in a barbershop; that's Michael Harriot, wicked humor and smart as hell. The journalist, poet, author, TV writer, and Black Twitter King does not hold back when he explains the systems and issues that affect Black people daily. From white supremacy, police brutality, and gun violence, Michael Harriot is not afraid to say the quiet part out loud.  TheGrio Daily is an original podcast by TheGrio Black Podcast Network.

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Systemic Racism Explained

18 hours 35 minutes ago

"Oppression doesn't have to be written down for it to be systemically racist." System Racism isn't just a talking point for politicians following the death of George Floyd. Instead it's a real problem our country has yet to deal with. Michael Harriot dumbs down the definition for those who still doubt it. theGrio Daily is an original podcast by theGrio Black Podcast Network. #BlackCultureAmplified

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Reverse Racism Isn't Real

3 days 2 hours ago

"Black people don't perpetuate reverse racism. It's something that white people made up in their head to paint themselves as victims when they want to dismantle the arguments of racism." Michael Harriot uses historical fact to explain why "reverse racism" simply isn't a thing. theGrio Daily is an original podcast by theGrio Black Podcast Network. #BlackCultureAmplified

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The Connection Education and the Inequality Pipeline

5 days 2 hours ago

"The entire country profits from Black success but we prevent it because we are scared of fixing the inequality because white people might cry." Schools across the nation spend less money educating low-income students who are disproportionately Black and Latino yet we preach education is key. When will America finally start addressing its poor education system? Michael Harriot explores the school-to-poverty pipeline. theGrio Daily is an original podcast by theGrio Black Podcast Network. #BlackCultureAmplified 

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Is the South More Racist?

1 week 3 days ago

"We're still down here telling our friends that the south isn't more racist, it's just more honest." The debate is over! Today Michael Harriot spills the tea from both sides and we'll find out who's really more racist: The North or the South. theGrio Daily is an original podcast by theGrio Black Podcast Network. #BlackCultureAmplified

 

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theGrio Daily presents: Red Flags Black Communists

1 week 5 days ago

theGrio Daily's Michael Harriot hosts a discussion on "Red Flags,"  the companion podcast for theGrio Black Podcast Network's, "Harlem and Moscow."  "Harlem and Moscow" is an audio drama based on the true story of the Harlem Renaissance in the Soviet Union.   

In this episode of Harlem and Moscow: Red Flags, host Michael Harriot is talking to experts about the conditions in America circa the 1930s that made the Soviet Union and Communism very appealing to Black folks in the states. We learn more about the African Blood Brotherhood, the CPUSA, and other communist movements led by Black Americans. The experts dispel myths about Black Americans’ relationship to communism and dive into the history of Black workers' movements in the South. Plus we learn about the real origins of the phrase “Stay Woke,” and much more! Michael is joined by historian and author of the book “Hammer and Hoe,” Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley as well as the playwright of “Harlem and Moscow” Alle Mims.

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“Город под подошвой”
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Democracy Was Always The Answer

2 weeks 3 days ago

"There's never been a millisecond in American history when white lives didn't matter."  As much as we might not believe it, Democracy was always the answer. Michael Harriot breaks down exactly why the answer could have been in front of our noses this entire time.  theGrio Daily is an original podcast by theGrio Black Podcast Network. #BlackCultureAmplified

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Defining Racism & White Supremacy

2 weeks 5 days ago

"Every generation believes that their generation is less racist than the previous one." With the help of our dear friend Ms. "Merriam Webster," Michael Harriot breaks down the definition of racism and white supremacy. He gets to the bottom and delivers a message you won't hear anywhere else. theGrio Daily is an original podcast by theGrio Black Podcast Network. #BlackCultureAmplified

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Guns Are Wypipo's Seasoned Salt

3 weeks 5 days ago

"Black people with guns are white people's zombie apocalypse." Michael Harriot breaks down why white people love guns so much. And yes, it all comes back to racism. theGrio Daily is an original podcast from theGrio Black Podcast Network #BlackCultureAmplified

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The Merit Myth part 1

1 month ago

"Whiteness is an affirmative action.” In this two-part series, Michael Harriot debunks the myth that if Black people work hard, they can get everything wypipo get. TheGrio Daily is an original podcast byTheGrio Black Podcast Network. #BlackCultureAmplified

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Black On Black Crime Is A Hoax

1 month 1 week ago

Michel Harriot uses facts and data to dispel the myth known as Black-on-Black crime. TheGrio Daily is an original podcast by theGrio Black Podcast Network. “Black-on-Black crime is the biggest hoax since ‘liberty & justice for all.”  #BlackCultureAmplified (First Air Date: 07/1/22)

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Are All Police Racist?

1 month 1 week ago

Michael Harriot explores the history of policing in America and how that history affects Black people today. TheGrio Daily is an original podcast by TheGrio Black Podcast Network. “Farmers farm. Writers write. Police hunt Black people.” #BlackCultureAmplified

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Wypipology 101

1 month 2 weeks ago

Wypipology is the anthropological examination of the customs and habits of white people. Self-proclaimed Wypipologist, Michael Harriot expands on how it's been all around us since the beginning of time.   TheGrio Daily is an original podcast from TheGrio Black Podcast Network.  #BlackCultureAmplified.

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Real Gangstas of Black History: Ellen Isabel Williams, Robert F Williams and the Black Armed Guard

1 month 3 weeks ago

Ellen Isabel Williams was a radical Black griot, teacher, writer, and advocate. And unlike the peaceful civil rights leaders we often hear about, she and her grandson, Robert F. Williams, were not afraid to meet violence with violence. Wypipologist Michael Harriot recalls these Real Gangstas of Black History that don't get the same attention in public school education. 

"We talk about the nonviolent civil rights movement, but we rarely talk about armed resistance."

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Real Gangstas of Black History: Paul Jennings and The Great Escape

1 month 3 weeks ago

Paul Jennings wrote the first White House memoir; but never took credit for one of his most inspirational adventures. Wypipologist Michael Harriot explains why, and recounts the Great Escape of the Pearl Schooner.

"It was kind of like, like the Tom Joyner cruise. All the Black people knew about it. None of the wypipo had ever heard about it."

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theGrio Daily Real Gangstas of Black History: Black Women of Montgomery

1 month 4 weeks ago

Was it the boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that led to the end of segregated buses? It played a part, but the real gangstas of Black History were the Black women who stood up to the injustice and racism in Alabama. Wypipologist Michael Harriot reminds us it wasn't just Rosa Parks who led the battle of the buses.

"According to these unwritten rules, white people never sat behind Black people."

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The Grio(t) Explained

2 months ago

With all the talk about Black musicians and where they belong, and in which genre of music, we're taking you back to one of the earliest theGrio Daily episodes. Wypipologist Michael Harriot discusses the roots of Country music, and honors Sister Rosetta Tharpe for creating Rock and Roll.

We're talking about "Griots," a class of people trained to keep our history and tell our stories. Michael takes us on a journey explaining where Griots first started and how they've trickled down through history. It's deeper than you think, Kings and Queens.

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The Whitelash Against DEI

2 months ago

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the latest Wypipo boogeyman. Why? Because losing privilege seems like discrimination when you haven't known any other reality. Michael Harriot, defines DEI, and explains why conservatives have it in their crosshairs.

"Imagine if every institution, every law, every policy in America benefited you. Well, when those advantages were removed, you might look at that as discrimination."

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How to be a Race-Baiter

2 months 1 week ago

Race-Baiting all-star, and world-famous wypipologist, Michael Harriot, breaks down the fundamental skills needed to play the race card. Race-baiting is a difficult political skill to master, but listen closely, and you, too, can enrage wypipo with these 5 proven strategies.

"it's all wypipo's fault. But even though those are documented peer-reviewed facts, bringing it up can cause a lot of consternation around your Caucasian friends."

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