January 30, 2018

#96: A 21st Century Civil Rights Moment

In February, schools will participate in the national Black Lives Matter week of action. Teachers will discuss racial issues, and schools around the country will fly Black Lives Matter flags. So, how is race discussed in America's education system, and what does it mean for students of color? Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk with Tracey Wilson, creator of the course “U.S. History through the African-American Experience” and Zakiyah Ansari, Advocacy Director with the New York State Alliance for Quality Education.

But before that conversation, Maria and Julio speak with In The Thick All-Star Wajahat Ali to discuss "The Memo," the Russia investigation, and the Cleveland Indians.

And don't forget: we plan to release a special State of the Union episode on Wednesday, January 31!

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