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 Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, historian and author of the new book “Not A ‘Nation of Immigrants’: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion.” They dive into a conversation about U.S. imperialism and colonialism, immigration and dismantling the myth around Christopher Columbus.
This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Teen Vogue published an excerpt from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s “Not A ‘Nation of Immigrants,’” on how Italian immigrants used Christopher Columbus to assimilate to the United States.
- Kyle T. Mays writes about the history of Black and Indigenous solidarity, and how they “have tried to reimagine the foundations of American society,” for George Washington University’s History News Network.
- Kathleen Foody and Wilson Ring report on the issues and tensions around celebrating Columbus Day, for The Associated Press.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
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