In Honor of Charles Chenier: Tuskegee Airmen Experiences & How FDR’s New Deal & GI Bill Accelerated the Racial Wealth Divide (to air 2/8/21)
Last week we detailed how slavery period, the Jim Crow period, interrupted by a short decade long Reconstruction period, was followed by Modern Day Discrimination that that continues to manifest its inequality today. We defined it as three connected eras that used different means and methods to ensure the second-class status of black lives’, hence the nature of systemic racism.
This week we shift our attention to the documentation of how Black airmen responsible for the most dangerous positions within the US WWII Air Force missions, namely as fighter pilots incurred a two front War. One against Nazi Germany and the second against the longest war in US History, the War of Racism. Special Guest Charles Chenier is featured form a 2007 BLID exclusive interview. One of the last Tuskegee Airmen still alive at the time gives a chilling and insightful vision of segregation and mistreatment of some of our real American Heroes the Tuskegee Airmen.
Mr. Chenier also reveals how we fed German Nazi prisoners better than our own black airmen and gives us insights into the nature of the advanced German air force capabilities faced in WWII.
The show includes a history of how the ‘New Deal’s’ Social Security program and the post War GI Bill program disproportionately benefitted whites over blacks with the effect of furthering the great racial wealth divide during the Jim Crow era and right up through the 1970s. A history unreported to the US public. Please join us as we seek to honor Black History Month by continuing to pursue our goal of deconstructing ‘systemic racism’ by revealing its different manifestations throughout our colonial and post-independence history right up until today……. Enjoy! pls send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org