February 8, 2022

The America We Deserve

Maria is joined by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, and Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and co-host of the podcast FAQ NYC. They get into the latest on the January 6th insurrection, and the connection between voter suppression and anti-Black racism. They also discuss the nuances of Black and Brown voters, and the recent wave of book banning in schools.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • On the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection, Kali Holloway writes, “we are nowhere near the end of this assault on democratic norms and principles,” for The Nation.

  • Pamela Moses, a Black Lives Matter activist, was sentenced to six years in prison because of a voting error conviction, reports Timothy Bella for The Washington Post.

  • In this piece for The Guardian, Adam Gabbatt reports on teenagers in Pennsylvania who are fighting back against the banning of books.

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