July 7, 2020

Nothing to Celebrate

Maria and Julio debrief the news with ITT All-Stars Jenni Monet, an independent journalist and tribal member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and Terrell J. Starr, a senior reporter at The Root and host of the new podcast, Black Diplomats. They dive into what it means to celebrate a Fourth of July marked by the sexual assault and killing of servicemember Vanessa Guillén, a racist diatribe by President Trump at Mount Rushmore, and spikes in cases of the coronavirus across the country.  ITT Staff Picks: - In Jenni Monet's latest for Indigenously she writes about the 1980 Supreme Court decision to compensate eight different tribes of the Great Sioux Nation for the Black Hills - now the site of the Mount Rushmore monument - which was seized by Congress years ago, "Forty summers later, the Lakota still don’t want the money. They just want the land back." - The New York Times reports on the extent to which Black and Latinx communities have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus after suing for federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  - Fabiola Cineas writes about the legacy of the Black Lives Matter movement for Vox.  Photo Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon  

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