Rozhovor Britských listů 383. Jak je to se zabíjením černochů v USA? [Britské listy Interview 383. How is it with the killing of blacks in the USA?]

Culik, J. and Kohout, M. (2021) Rozhovor Britských listů 383. Jak je to se zabíjením černochů v USA? [Britské listy Interview 383. How is it with the killing of blacks in the USA?]. [Audio]

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Abstract

After the former policeman Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, Jan Čulík asks Milan Kohout, former Czech dissident, artist and performer who has been living in Boston for thirty-five years, whether there is racism in the United States. Milan Kohout argues that the problem is much more complex than the media and academics are making out. In his view, the problem is social, it does not have much to do with racism. In fact, the United States are a much less racist country than, say, the Czech Republic. But due to extremely high levels of inequality, there is a large impoverished underclass in the United States and these people, both black and white, are driven to criminality as a result of their destitution. The attempts of the media and of large corporations to reduce this problem to racism are designed to deflect the attention of the public from what is a major issue of economic inequality. The interview was broadcast on the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 23rd April 2021.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Derek Chauvin, United States, racism, social inequality, poverty in the US, Milan Kohout, Jan Culik, Jan Čulík, Britské listy interviews.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and Kohout, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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