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: Insurrectionists and Their Mothers
Maria and Julio get into the latest with the coronavirus pandemic, including states like Texas and Mississippi that are lifting their mask mandates and moving to reopen. They also dive into the Senate hearing on the Capitol attack, and reflect on how mainstream media has been covering the insurrectionists. And, they end with an update on the bid for statehood for Puerto Rico.
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ITT Staff Picks:
- Julio breaks down the reasons why the push for Puerto Rico's statehood keeps stalling in this piece for The Washington Post.
- "The reforms being pushed could not have even saved George Floyd’s life. We need much more than this," writes Derecka Purnell in this piece for The Guardian.
- Ja'han Jones reports on a weeklong water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi — a majority-Black city — that has left hundreds of thousands under a boil water advisory via Huffington Post.
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