Conversations on Racism and Police Training - äänikirja
Join Sam Harris as he confronts the issue of race in the US in a series of thoughts and conversations on the topic.
In this first installment in the series, Sam Harris responds to misrepresentations of his views on profiling (again).
In the second installment in the series, Sam Harris speaks with Thomas Chatterton Williams about the reality and politics of race. They discuss his book Self Portrait in Black and White, race as a social and biological construct, the prospects of achieving a "post-racial" society, interracial marriage, and other topics.
Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of Losing My Cool and Self-Portrait in Black and White. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and American Scholar, and a 2019 New America Fellow. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, Harper's, and other journals.
In the third installment, Sam discusses the recent social protests and civil unrest, in light of what we know about racism and police violence in America.
In the fourth installment, Sam Harris tries to clear up any confusion that may be about his views on racism in the US.
In the final installment in this series, Sam Harris speaks with Rener Gracie about police procedure and about the special relevance of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for safely controlling resisting suspects.
Rener Gracie is a third-generation member of the legendary Gracie Family credited with creating the self-defense system known as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He started learning the family craft at two years old, and he was 10 years old when his father created the UFC. Today, Rener is the co-owner and chief instructor at the Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu, the global jiu-jitsu organization headquartered in Southern California. With over 180 brick-and-mortar locations worldwide, and over 300,000 students learning via the interactive online jiu-jitsu portal (GracieUniversity.com), Rener has dedicated his life to sharing jiu-jitsu with the world.
In recent years, Rener has become a central figure in the discussion surrounding police use of force in the United States. With over 20 years of experience teaching law enforcement professionals, he presents compelling data that substantiates the need for more training for police officers at a time when many are fighting to "defund the police," which would accomplish the exact opposite.