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: State Violence
Maria and Julio discuss the heaviness of this week with the latest in acts of racist police violence includingthe police murder of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, which happened this past Sunday. We hear from Kandace Montgomery of Black Visions, a Black-led community organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota that’s committed to justice for and liberation of Black people.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Julio’s latest in The Washington Post about how the harassing and threatening of Caron Nazario “a Black and Latino Army second lieutenant, has offered yet another tragic reminder that it is time to have a conversation about dismantling anti-Black racism in the Latino community.”
- ITT All-Star Jelani Cobb writes about the connection between the deaths of Daunte Wright and George Floyd in this piece for The New Yorker saying, “they represented two installments in a serial American tragedy that no one wishes to see but is set to be replayed for the foreseeable future.”
- To learn more about mutual aid and creative community solutions for restorative justice visit Project NIA.
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