On this episode, producer Sandra Bertin tells the story of the Freeman Field Mutiny, a protest that led to the desegregation of the United States military. Even though the men who participated in the protest were peaceful and nonviolent, they were still criticized for their methods of protest. This got us thinking, is it ever okay to criticize a protester’s methods? Or should we be focusing on something else?

What do you think? Send us a comment or a voice memo to: examiningethics@gmail.com. We’re doing another show on the ethics of protest at the end of May, so your comments might make it into that episode!

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Show Notes:

Special thanks to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh, who allowed us to use parts of their interview with Wendell Freeland.

Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Music used in this episode (in order of appearance):

    1. Badlands” by Cory Gray
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 3.0
    2. Galoshes” by Podington Bear
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 3.0
    3. A Catalog of Seasons” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    4. Tweedlebugs” by Podington Bear
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 3.0
    5. Dixie Outlandish” (Public Domain)

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