November 16, 2021

White Violence on Steroids

Julio is joined by Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at The Nation, and Michael Harriot, senior writer at The Root, to talk about white supremacy and anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system. They get into the murder trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the killers of Ahmaud Arbery. They also discuss the latest with the January 6th investigation, and the ramifications of rising inflation for communities of color.  ITT Staff Picks: - “Kyle Rittenhouse is white, so Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero,” writes Michael Harriot in his latest piece for The Root, which gets into “the values of the white community.”  - “The shapes some white people will twist themselves into in order to justify white violence falls into the uncanny valley,” writes Elie Mystal for The Nation. - Recent emails released by a congressional committee investigating the former Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic show just how far they went to interfere with the CDC, reports Erin Banco for Politico.  Photo credit: Mark Hertzberg /Pool Photo via AP  

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