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Roots of Cultural Expression
Maria and Julio discuss the latest with former President Donald Trump’s indictment, and Hunter Biden’s plea deal on tax-related crimes. In our roundtable, we’re sharing an episode from 2021, where Maria and Julio talk with fiber artist Bisa Butler about her quilted portraits that celebrate Black life. They also get into the history of Juneteenth and the push by Republican lawmakers to take critical race theory out of classrooms.
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Solomon Jones analyzes how Trump’s indictment has widened disparities within the justice system and equates Trump’s desire to live by a different set of rights to that of a tyrant, in this piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“It is impossible to celebrate a national holiday that marks the emancipation of Black people in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, without confronting the history of slavery and the role of education in freedom,” writes Kellie Carter Jackson in this piece for the Los Angeles Times.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Bisa Butler