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Tim Wise: Racism and Affluence

How does race and racism affect in your life? Anti-racist activist and writer Tim Wise is the author of six books, most notably his highly acclaimed memoir, "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son." His latest book, "Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America" is out this month. Also in this episode, New Orleans youth discuss how racism affects their lives. All that and a few words from Flanders on security forces that stink.

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Laura Flanders Show

White Supremacy and the Covid crisis aren’t separate. They’re linked. Defunding public health services and deregulating gun ownership have been catastrophic for public health and yet, the majority of white voters support exactly those policies. The spectacle of hundreds of mostly white, unmasked Trump supporters crammed into indoor rally venues during a pandemic exemplifies this phenomenon.

Laura Flanders Show

Although the toll of the coronavirus has been most acute in urban areas, the virus has been spreading in rural America. The reasons behind the uptick are numerous, from lack of medical providers, hospitals and personal protective equipment, to limited broadband and large proportions of uninsured, and poorly protected farm and factory workers. “They’re treated as essential workers but not essential human beings,” Is being rural a pre-existing vulnerability in this crisis?

  • 2020-07-08T00:30:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show