Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
Get It Together
Julio and guest co-host Imara Jones, founder and CEO of TransLash Media, are joined by Akela Lacy, politics reporter at The Intercept, and Renée Graham, associate editor and columnist for The Boston Globe’s Op-Ed section. They talk about the World Series games in Atlanta, and the racism behind the Tomahawk Chop. They also get into the latest with the investigation into January 6, and they hear from Antonia Hylton, a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, on Republican strategies behind school board elections.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Stefan Fatsis reports on the history of the racist Tomahawk Chop, including its hand motion and music origins, for Slate Magazine.
- On the recent uptick in threats against local officials and teachers, Renée Graham writes that “the endgame is taking shape — to replace them with people fixated on toxic ideologies instead of serving the public good,” for The Boston Globe.
- Corporate interest groups, conservative groups tied to Donald Trump, congressional Republicans and the Koch network are lobbying against Biden’s Build Back Better plan, reports Akela Lacy for The Intercept.
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