It Was Always White Supremacy

Friday, Apr 9, 2021

In the Thick

Maria and Julio talk with ITT All-Stars Renée Graham, a columnist for The Boston Globe, and Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, about the murder trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. They also get into the second Capitol attack and voter suppression in Georgia and around the country.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Renée writes in The Boston Globe about the historical denial of justice from Rodney King to George Floyd saying, "Those jurors also acquitted white supremacy, which allows whiteness to operate with impunity at the expense of Black lives."
  • "The treatment of Floyd’s body was a message to those in his community: Any perceived disorder or disobedience will be crushed, literally," writes past ITT guest and columnist Charles M. Blow for The New York Times.The Brennan Center for Justice tracks the latest on hundreds of bills that have been introduced in state legislatures "to curb the vote."

Photo credit: Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP 

[Originally published on April 8, 2021 via In the Thick]

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