Will Canellakis

Deep Cover: The Drug Wars is a criminal investigative podcast following drug smuggling operations in North Carolina. I wanted to explore the notions of power and privilege that are present throughout the podcast itself. Indeed, as hosted by a White male, there are multiple instances wherein the podcast reproduces racist assumptions and depictions of who BIPOC drug smugglers are. Thus, I chose to deconstruct these instances of racism and classism through an infographic that identifies specific quotes and assumptions that are said and made by the podcast host. And I chose an infographic in order to starkly parallel these problematic statements to the reality that many BIPOC are forced to endure as a result.

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