with Greg Thomas and Aryeh Tepper
Super glad they had you on early, Glenn. Now I only have a couple episodes (with Wynton Marsalis and Coleman Hughes!) to catch up on. Definitely subscribed to Straight Ahead on Spotify.
Thanks for the "tip", buddy!
The way i see Greg Thomas's distinction re: Ketanji Jackson is that in one sense having a member of one's own group on the court can be validly seen as a sign of that group's acceptance into the mainstream of society; it's another to think that because she is a member of said group, she will necessarily be a better judge on the court pertaining to matters most relevant to that group.
A really good and heartfelt and civil discussion. In the end mortals can only know and do a limited amount over a brief time. Our works are dust and will all crumble in a few thousand years. So what is life and conscious existence, but a dream spoken by an idiot signifying nothing. At least Glenn gives rationality and truth a voice.
The analogy between blacks and Jews isn't compelling because Jews aren't a visible minority. Individuals who don't identify with the culture, history, or religion can opt out. In fact historically many did. Over centuries when the overall population of Europe increased, the Jewish population did not. Unless the concept of race as we understand it, as linked to a culture, is eliminated members of visible minorities cannot opt out.
Wow, they got Wynton Marsalis for the second episode.