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…
The Conscience of America
Julio is joined by guest co-host and ITT All-Star Wajahat Ali. They talk with two ITT All-Stars Andrea González-Ramírez, senior writer at GEN by Medium, and Renée Graham, columnist for The Boston Globe, about the passing of civil rights leaders Reverend C.T. Vivian and Representative John Lewis. They also get into the actions of federal law enforcement in Portland, Oregon, the decision of the Washington football team to change its racist name, and the rising coronavirus cases — especially in Puerto Rico.
This episode was co-produced by Nicole Rothwell and Nour Saudi.
ITT Staff Picks:
- "Representative John Lewis never donned a military uniform, but he fought as hard as any soldier for a nation that never fought as hard for him," writes Renée Graham in her latest column for The Boston Globe.
- Andrea González-Ramírez writes about the growing epidemic of domestic violence in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in her year long investigation in GEN by Medium in partnership with Type Investigations for her Ida B. Wells Fellowship.
- Rory Taylor writes for Vox about the "long history of entanglement, violence, and complicated feelings between Indigenous peoples and American football."
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