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: We Have to Do Better
Maria and Julio talk about the latest incident of gun violence after a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado left 10 people dead. They also unpack the latest in immigration news, including President Biden's first ever news conference of his presidency. Finally, they look at the fight for voting rights in Georgia after Republicans pushed through a voter suppression bill this week.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Mother Jones' database to track mass shootings in America reveals a "distinct phenomenon—from the firearms used and mental health factors to the growing copycat problem."
- Don't miss Julio's latest op-ed for The Washington Post, where he writes "Individuals fleeing violence and poverty have been reduced to an amorphous threat. Such dehumanization is dangerous and serves only to sensationalize the moment".
- We shout out the legendary activist Barbara Smith on today's show. Read more about the intersectional Black feminist movement she helped lead, via Teen Vogue.
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