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: Life Sentence of Trauma
Maria is joined by guest co-host, Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast. They unpack the latest on the Derek Chauvin trial, which began this week, and talk about the powerful and heartbreaking testimonies of those who were witnesses to George Floyd's murder. They also give a COVID-19 update and discuss the record number of anti-trans bills that have been introduced in states this year.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Nathalie Baptiste writes for Mother Jones about the racist tropes used by Chauvin's legal defense team.
- Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis write for The Nation that visibility for transgender youth isn't enough to keep them safe: "We are witnessing a broad-based assault on our ability to attend school, access health care, find community, strive for our dreams, and survive. Our visibility can be a tool to build resistance and power, but we can’t win this fight without sustained action and solidarity."
- Zeynep Tufekci, contributing writer at The Atlantic, writes about the oncoming fourth wave of COVID-19––but that this time, it can be stopped if we act fast enough.
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