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: 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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