December 28, 2021

White Supremacy Is Evergreen

Maria and Julio are joined by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, historian, writer and professor at Princeton University, and Adam Goodman, professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, for a conversation about the deep-rooted history of white supremacy in this country. They discuss their chapters in a new anthology titled “A Field Guide to White Supremacy,” and also get into how white supremacy manifests in our society today, from the immigration system to policing.  ITT Staff Picks - In this piece published over the summer in The New Yorker, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes about the impact from the protests following the police murder of George Floyd in 2020. - “Americans are familiar with white-supremacist movements like the Klan, skinheads, neo-Nazis, and the Proud Boys. But they don’t seem to recognize white-supremacist ideology—the most venomous form of racist ideology,” writes Ibram X. Kendi for The Atlantic.  - For The Brookings Institution, Charles Kamasaki, Senior Cabinet Advisor of UnidosUS, writes about the history of immigration compared to the systemic racism we see in the system today.  Photo credit: AP Photo/Peter Dejong  

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