• Is Mommy Mormon blogger – turned Alt-Right poster-child, Ayla Stewart, a White Supremacist?
  • Why did she attack LDS rapper, James the Mormon, in a recent blog post?
  • How are Ayla Stewart’s views received by her home ward?
  • What does Ayla mean by “ghetto culture”?

All these questions and more are discussed on Racism 101’s most recent and most controversial episode ever, where Dr. Darron Smith sits down with Ayla Stewart (aka NordicSunrise) and with James the Mormon.

Once again, we thank Dr. Jonathan Streeter for helping out setting up the live YouTube video this past week.  Please show some love to Dr. Streeter by visiting his blog, Thoughts on Things and Stuff. 

Next week we will be doing another live YouTube video where you can send in questions in real time.  The discussion will be with BYU’s first black Student Body President, Dr. Robert Foster.  It will be this Wednesday at 7:00 Mountain Standard time on Rational Faiths’ YouTube channel. 

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    Dr. Darron T. Smith is a faculty member at the University of Memphis in the Department of Sociology. He is frequent political and cultural contributor for Huffington Post on various issues of inequality in the form of racism, classism and other systems of U.S. based oppression. He has also contributed to various forums from Religion Dispatches and ESPN's Outside the Lines to The New York Times and Chicago Tribune op-ed sections. Dr. Smith’s research spans a wide myriad of topics on including healthcare disparities, Religious Studies, Race & Sports, Stress & Mindfulness, Transracial Adoption and the Black Family. His current research focuses on healthcare workforce discrimination involving African American physician assistants. His is the author of, When Race, Religion & Sports Collide: Blacks Athletes at BYU and Beyond, was recently released to critical praise in November 2016.

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