A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…
ITT Sound Off: Capitol Coup
We are back with the first Sound Off of 2021! Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter at Mother Jones and host of The Mother Jones Podcast. They process this week's events, including the mob attack by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol and the Georgia runoff elections.
ITT Staff Picks:
- In his latest for The Atlantic, ITT All-Star Adam Serwer writes, "But in fact, multiracial democracy in America is young and fragile, just a few generations old, and the insistence by a largely white political party that the victories of its multiracial counterpart are illegitimate is deeply familiar."
- Derecka Purnell writes that this week's events in Washington D.C. reveal "how power works in the United States, and for whom" in this piece for The Guardian.
- Astead Herndon and Rick Rojas write about how much President-elect Joe Biden owes Black voters "who have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party" in this piece for The New York Times.
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