On Episode 7 of Club Shay Shay, Shannon welcomes in scholar, reverend, author and friend Michael Eric Dyson.
Dyson is a sociology professor at Georgetown University and an author of the books ‘Tears We Cannot Stop’ & the forthcoming ‘Long Time Coming,’ and a great friend of Shannon’s.
In this enlightening and informative conversation, Shannon and Michael discuss pressing societal issues in America, including police brutality, the racial and economic divide, and the nationwide protests in support of racial justice. They also talk about the importance of voting in the all-important 2020 Presidential election.
A fellow sports fanatic, Prof. Dyson dives into a number of hot topics across the sports landscape: what LeBron James and the entire NBA have done to advance social causes, the impact of the late Georgetown coaching legend John Thompson, the importance of HBCUs, Colin Kaepernick’s legacy and the intersection of athletics and racial + social justice.
Michael Eric Dyson brings a great deal of illuminating insight to a host of difficult topics throughout the conversation, detailing how U.S. history has led to this moment, and where we can go from here.
But Shannon doesn’t let Prof. Dyson off the hook, later asking him to reveal his NBA & NFL GOATs, his favorite musicians of all time, and much more.
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