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Representation

Sam, Clint, Brittany and DeRay discuss this week’s news, including cuts to Medicaid and PA’s gerrymandering battle. Science fiction authors and scholars Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes join DeRay to talk about Black Panther, the history of Black superheroes and Afrofuturism.

Show notes:

Truth-Out: Disenfranchised by Misinformation: Many Americans Are Allowed to Vote but Don’t Know It

Benjamin Center for Justice: Restoring The Right To Vote

Sentencing Project: Felony Disenfranchisement

Vox: The Trump administration’s plan for Medicaid work requirements, explained

HuffPo: 2020 Census Will Continue To Count Prisoners Where They Are Incarcerated

Washington Post: Pennsylvania Republicans have drawn a new congressional map that is just as gerrymandered as the old one

CNN: Pennsylvania Republican wants to impeach judges in gerrymandering case

Tananarive Due

 

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson takes you inside conversations about culture, social justice, and politics by exploring the history, language, and people who are shaping the struggle for progress — and talking about the steps that each of us can take to make a difference. Each week brings a news analysis, followed by deep conversations about social, political and cultural issues with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders.