“Black AND Armed–The Pro-Gun Movement for Black People”

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG Black AND Armed Guest #DamonFinch on @DearCulturePod w/ @MrGerrenalist & #ShanaPinnock in an interesting chat on cultural attitudes on guns.  Join Thursdays, 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny.”

I have a hard time wrapping my head around the value of handguns against enemies with bombs, drones, and all sorts of biological, chemical and psychological weapons.

Still, in a one-on-one threat to your personal existence, it’s clear that a gun might make the difference between your life and your death.  I suppose that’s why the trend among Black people is to take up arms – a well-worn path among white Americans.

There are scenes in The Handmaid’s Tale where resisters try to hold the line against the regime that has successfully overtaken most of the United States.  (See Season 4, Episode 5, “Chicago,” for example).

It’s much harder, for me, at least, to picture how a gunfight could ever be an effective strategy in fighting fascism.  That begs the question…

What are effective tools and strategies for fighting a growing tyranny?


Please reflect on this question as you listen to the linked podcast:

“Black gun ownership is rising and this week on the Dear Culture Podcast, our hosts, Shana Pinnock and Gerren Keith Gaynor break down the new surge and talk to Black Americans who are taking justice and protection into their own hands.”  — Dear Culture

LISTEN TO | Black AND Armed–The Pro-Gun Movement for Black People | Dear Culture, a podcast by theGrio | 10/7/2021

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Former Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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