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…
ITT Sound Off: Bah Humbug
In the last Sound Off of 2020, Maria and Julio get real about the media. They talk about mainstream coverage of Donald Trump and where the news will go from here. They also dig into the latest news on the COVID-19 vaccine and the inequities incarcerated individuals face when it comes to vaccine rollouts.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Representative Deb Haaland made history this week for being the first Indigenous person to be chosen as Interior Secretary in the Biden administration. Don't miss her interview with Imara Jones on the TransLash podcast about Native American and LGBTQ+ rights.
- "More than 75 percent of health care workers fighting the coronavirus are women — many of them Black and Latina." Chabeli Carrazana and Barbara Rodriguez write about the women of color who are receiving the first COVID-19 vaccines, via The 19th.
- This piece from The Root gives an inside look into the neglect that took place at a D.C. jail overrun with COVID-19.
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