What’s the Res?

What’s the Res - Summer 2020 (E3) - Afro-Pessimism vs. Afro-Idealism - A Conversation with Dr. Ben Voth

July 8, 2020

Josh and Ethan welcome Dr. Ben Voth to the show. Dr. Voth directs the Southern Methodist University debate program, and he teaches in their communications department. Dr. Voth is a longtime leader in the debate community, and he is a partner with the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation in running the Coolidge Cup tournament. He is also a scholar of the Civil Rights Movement (here is a link to his Amazon Author page). In this episode, Dr. Voth weighs in with his thoughts about policing, race riots, the 2020-2021 policy resolution, and a comparison between two different frameworks: Afro-pessimism and Afro-idealism. Let us know what you think!

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