April 23, 2021

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. Need some positive news in your inboxes? Subscribe to Reckon’s newsletter, Black Joy, launching today by reporter Starr Dunigan.  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. Photo credit: AP Photo/John Minchillo  

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