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I appeared on both of this week’s episodes of The Daily Shoah on The Right Stuff Radio. In the first episode (here), Paul Kersey and I joined the Death Panel to discuss Hidden Figures and black hostility to white Faustian adventures like the space program. In the second episode (here), which is a best of compilation of last year’s Black Fake History Month shows, I appear in the first hour to talk about Afrocentric attempts to appropriate the white civilization of Ancient Egypt. Thanks again to Mike and Sven for having me on. Enjoy!
Hidden Figures, a.k.a., We Wuz Astronautz, tells the story of three black women who worked at NASA in 1961 struggling for equal rights both as blacks and as women. The movie tells us that it is “based on true events,” and the three women — mathematician Katherine Johnson, computer programmer Dorothy Vaughan, and engineer Mary Jackson — actually did exist. But it is not clear if any of the struggles and achievements depicted actually happened, or if they are just-so stories. The moral of the movie, however, is quite clear: three unsung black women played an essential role in the US space program. (more…)