Architects of Woke: Angela Davis & the Birth of Defund the Police

Released March 24, 2021

The Architects of Woke series takes aim at far-left post-modernist and Marxist thinkers and activists responsible for the spread of identity politics from college campuses to society at large.

The ninth episode, “Angela Davis & the Birth of ‘Defund the Police’”, covers the influence of radical Communist activist Angela Davis. A major influence on the founders of Black Lives Matter, Davis is the progenitor of the popular left-wing movement to “defund the police”. More than defund, Davis wants to fully abolish the police. What should take its place? She’s not so clear…

To learn more about this topic, check out the following material:
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis –
Radical Lives Matter –
InfluenceWatch Profile –

The Architects of Woke is hosted and directed by filmmaker Rob Montz. Montz is the co-founder and CEO of Good Kid Productions. His online documentary work has attracted millions of views and coverage in major outlets, including The Economist, USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Adam Carolla Podcast. His 2017 documentary “Silence U. PT 2: What Has Yale Become?,” published on We the Internet TV, won the 2018 Reason Video Prize.

You can view previous episodes of the Architects of Woke at the following links:
Judith Butler’s War on Science:
Slavoj Žižek & the Romance of Revolutionary Terror:
Chapo Trap House & the Marxist Vanguards for Alienated Millennials:
Stokely Carmichael & Racism Without Racists:
Howard Zinn, Hollywood, & the Fairy Tale of American Evil:
The 1619 Project’s Fake History:
The University’s Shadow Activists:
Michel Foucault & Science as “Oppression”:

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Cast & Crew

  • Director/Host Rob Montz
  • Executive Producer Scott Walter
  • Producer Joseph (Jake) Klein
  • Editor Dan Quattro