Daryle Lamont Jenkins on Documenting Hate in Charlottesville and Beyond
Daryle Lamont Jenkins believes “the pen is mightier than the sword” and has been writing about, filming, and otherwise getting the word out about neo-Nazi and other hate organizations for decades. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show and AM Joy with Joy Reid, ABC’s 20/20, and in countless articles and documentaries (Alt-Right: Age of Rage, Erasing Hate) focusing on antifa’s fight against the so-called “alt-right.” Daryle co-produced the short film, Skin, which won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. He first joined a counterprotest against a KKK rally in New Hope, PA in the early nineties and founded the anti-hate organization One People’s Project in New Brunswick, NJ in 2000. In this conversation with Robin Renée, he talks about early experiences that inspired his work, an on-the-ground account of documenting and protesting the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, and what you can do to help the anti-fascist movement.
Co-hosts Wendy Sheridan, Robin Renée, and Mary McGinley begin the show with 3 Random Facts and the News, though the facts are more timely than random. Learn about how the results of the U.S. census information is used, National Ferret Day (April 2nd), and a theory of the origin of April Fool’s Day. In the news, people are using 3-D printers to make respirator valves and other much-needed medical equipment to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic. There is also a lot or misinformation and disinformation out there, so listen to the COVIDiocy PSA and take heed. Later in The Blanket Fort, Wendy, Robin, and Mary check in about how they’re coping with social distancing and personal connections facilitated by Zoom.
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