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: The Backlash
Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at Buzzfeed News, give an immigration update, including Maria Hinojosa’s reporting in Mississippi for Latino USA which followed up on the massive ICE workplace raid in 2019. They also talk about NFL coach Jon Gruden’s resignation in light of emails revealing misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments. And, they debrief the controversy around Dave Chappelle’s recent comedy special on Netflix.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Be sure to listen to Latino USA’s recent episode, where Maria Hinojosa and producer Reynaldo Leaños Jr. traveled back to Mississippi this year to follow up on their reporting about the massive immigration raid that took place in 2019.
- On the controversy surrounding former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, Jemele Hill writes that the NFL “will never fix its own corrosive, institutionalized racism without more fundamental change,” for The Atlantic.
- For GQ, poet and author Saeed Jones writes about the hurt and betrayal he felt on watching Dave Chappelle make transphobic and homophobic comments in his new Netflix special, “The Closer.”
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