October 19, 2021

We Need to Center Humanity

Maria and Julio are joined by ITT All-Star Imara Jones, creator and producer at TransLash Media, and Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ reporter at The 19th News, for a conversation about the latest headlines. They talk about former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell’s death, the Biden administration's actions around immigration, and the recent anti-trans bill out of Texas. And, they discuss the latest controversy at Netflix regarding comic Dave Chappelle’s special, “The Closer.”


ITT Staff Picks: 

  • There is a deep-rooted history of lynchings and violence against migrants, folks of Mexican heritage and Black people in Texas, reports Bill Minutaglio for Texas Monthly
  • For The 19th, Kate Sosin reports about how the near-total abortion ban and closures of clinics in Texas could affect LGBTQ+ folks.
  • “His routine—controversial as it is—accomplished exactly what he set out to do,” writes Nicole Lewis about Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix special, “The Closer,” for Slate.


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