October 7, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Unresolved American Project

Maria and guest co-host Imara Jones, journalist and award-winning creator of TransLash Media, discuss President Biden’s warning of nuclear “Armageddon” from Russia and his move to pardon federal marijuana possession convictions. They also get into the recent court ruling on DACA, the alleged abortion hypocrisy surrounding Republican candidate Herschel Walker, and the women-led protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa “Zhina” Amini.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Noah Berlatsky writes about the significance of President Joe Biden’s announcement to roll back federal marijuana laws and how his decision “will concretely benefit large numbers of people, and will make the US a less repressive, less cruel place” in this piece for Public Notice. 

  • “Walker’s disturbing history in no way reflects on other Black men. But I can’t help sensing some condescension in Republicans’ elevation of such a buffoonish candidate. Does Walker embody what they think Black men really are?” writes Jemele Hill in this piece for The Atlantic.

  • Hoda Katebi writes about how the recent protests in Iran “echo the decades of resistance led by women, both veiled and unveiled, against the hijab’s co-optation as a tool of repression since its imposition in the 1980s,” in this op-ed for the Los Angeles Times. 

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