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…
Maria and Julio are joined by Valarie Kaur, renowned Sikh activist, civil rights lawyer, and author of the new book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. They reflect on Valarie’s activist roots and her experience writing her book. They also discuss America’s history of state-sanctioned violence against communities of color and explore how revolutionary love is a force for justice and a feminist intervention.
ITT Staff Picks:
- “Through the entire American story, white Christianity has served as the central source of moral legitimacy for a society explicitly built to value the lives of white people over Black people.” Robert P. Jones asks white Christians to confront their faith’s legacy of white supremacy for The Atlantic.
- Alicia Garza writes about her experience as a Black woman organizer for her new book The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, via the Guardian.
- Valarie Kaur delivers a ‘Sikh prayer for America’ to the Metropolitan AME Church via The Washington Post.
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