Covid-19 Demands a National Reckoning

Written by
Eddie Glaude Jr., The Laura Flanders Show
May 15, 2020

Eddie Glaude Jr. joins The Laura Flanders Show to discuss politics in the pandemic.

The U.S. already has over one million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and tens of thousands of deaths. Victims of the disease are disproportionately black and working class. What explains our failure to build a more caring state? Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. argues that we must grapple with the divides at the core of our society in order to reimagine the U.S. with a fully inclusive sense of "us." "What we have to do is tell the truth about who we are. We’re not the best country in the world."

[Originally published on May 8, 2020 via The Laura Flanders Show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network]