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…
Normal Sucked Too
Maria and Julio are joined by co-hosts of ITT's cousin podcast, Politically Re-Active: W. Kamau Bell, stand-up comedian and host and executive producer of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America, and comedian and writer Hari Kondabolu. They unpack the mainstream media’s post-election narrative and COVID-19 inequities. They also dive into the FBI’s 2019 Hate Crime Data and talk about comedy as a tool for social change.
This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, writes that the Biden administration should not take Black voters for granted in an article for Jezebel.
- “Our reality is clear: Organized, violent, white supremacist groups and the broad constellation of structural white supremacy will continue to be a problem in America.” Nicole Froio writes about America’s future of white supremacist violence for Bitch Media.
- In an article for The Atlantic, Alexis C. Madrigal and Whet Moser look at how many more Americans will die from COVID-19 before the vaccines begin to roll out.
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