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 Fight Continues
Maria and Julio discuss the verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on all charges for the murder of George Floyd. They unpack the ongoing police violence and the collective work needed to protect Black communities and end this state violence. They also give an immigration update and push back against revisionist history narratives.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Julianne McShane reports for The Lily: “Advocates, scholars and doctors characterized the adultification bias emerging in the aftermath of Ma’Khia [Bryant]’s death as a form of misogynoir — a term coined by Black feminist scholar Moya Bailey. It’s a way to describe how “anti-Blackness and misogyny combine to malign Black women in our world,” Bailey wrote.”
- “The celebration of the conviction as ‘accountability’ or ‘justice’ that will send chills down the spines of police simply doesn’t comport with the law, which protects the police’s right not to think before they act,” Derecka Purnell writes in The Guardian.
- “Proclaiming the killing of Ma’Khia as justifiable requires erasing the long and inglorious history of police violence against Black people. It normalizes police violence against and criminalization of Black children,” write Amna A. Akbar & Treva B. Lindsey in this article for Truthout.
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