July 13, 2023

Affirmatively Unjust (with Saida Grundy)

by Stuck with Damon Young

Background show artwork for Stuck with Damon Young

Saida Grundy, Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies at Boston University, joins Damon to discuss the historical context and future implications of the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action decision. Saida sticks around for Dear Damon and helps unpack the situation surrounding Keke Palmer’s Usher experience and her semi-nameless baby’s daddy patriarchal reaction for a curious listener.


0:40 - Intro

1:40 - Saida Grundy Segment One Introduction

3:05 - Building A Life Through Affirmative Action 

10:15 - Race Politics at the University of Michigan in the 1990s/

14:25 - Putting the Student in “Student Athlete”

16:00 - Crew is My Favorite Sport 

20:20 - White Disillusionment/ Wonderbread vs Pancakes 

27:13 Damon Hates

29:47 Dear Damon with Saida Grundy

53:50 Outro

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