A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…
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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