March 4, 2022

ITT Sound Off: The Uninspiring Administration

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and critique Western media coverage of the war. And, they talk about the ongoing January 6th trials. We also hear from Analilia Mejia, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, on policing and President Biden’s State of the Union address.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Western media has shown a double standard in its coverage of the ongoing war in Ukraine, writes Ishmael N. Daro in The Nation.

  • For BuzzFeed News, Zoe Tillman reports on the first January 6 trial, beginning with defendant Guy Reffitt who is facing five felony counts for his participation in the attack.

  • “When politicians promote policing as a solution to crime, they fail to reckon with the real roots of policing and its impact on the most affected communities,” writes Lexi McMenamin for Teen Vogue on President Biden’s State of the Union address.

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