February 22, 2022

Hope in Hopeless Times

Maria and Julio are joined by ITT All-Star Wajahat Ali, columnist for The Daily Beast, to discuss his new book, “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American.” They get into disparities in reactions to white violence versus nonwhite violence, the upcoming midterms, and reflect on who is seen as American in this country.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • For The Atlantic, Wajahat Ali writes about his parents' arrest in 2002, and the hardships that followed.

  • Many Muslim families see their lives in two chapters: before and after the 9/11 attacks, reports Brittny Mejia in this piece for The LA Times.

  • Daniel Strauss and Grace Segers of The New Republic recap the latest news with the January 6 committee’s investigation, including what might come next.

Photo courtesy of Wajahat Ali