Latino USA
Latino USA
Jan 15, 2021
Selena And Me
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Maria Garcia can still remember the first time she saw Selena Quintanilla on TV: red lips, brown skin, big hoops. Maria was just 7 years old, new to the United States, and figuring out how to belong. For her and so many others, it was nothing short of a revolution, to see a Mexican-American woman, with working class roots, take pride in who she was, and have the world love her for it. And then, suddenly, on March 31st of 1995, Selena was gone.

A quarter century later, Journalist Maria Garcia investigates Selena’s legacy and what Selena can tell us about race, class, body politics, and Latinx identity. This is the first episode of a new podcast called Anything For Selena — a collaboration between WBUR and Futuro Studios, available wherever you can find podcasts.

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The Terror of Policing
Maria and Julio welcome two new ITT guests: Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal and host of the podcast "Justice in America," and Michael Harriot, a senior writer at The Root. They talk about the latest in criminal justice, including the federal and state cases for the murder of George Floyd. They also get into the Congressional investigation of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and how states are continuing to respond with legislation targeting protestors fighting for racial justice.  As we reach one year of COVID-19 and quarantine, we want to hear from you. After a year of so much loss, we want to hear how you're grieving, coping and holding space to process. Call us to leave a voicemail on the In The Thick hotline at (505) 226-8973 or send us a voice memo via email to inthethick@futuromediagroup.org. ITT Staff Picks:  * "The plot to eradicate the threat of Black power is documented by evidence, testimony and government documents from federal, state and local agencies," Michael Harriot writes about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's assassinations of Black leaders via this piece in The Root. * Check out another recent interview with Josie Duffy Rice on the 5-4 podcast where she talks about a 1987 Supreme Court decision that lets states "off the hook for perpetuating systemic racism in death penalty cases." * Matt Cohen writes for Mother Jones about how Republicans keep pretending Antifa is equivalent to violent white supremacists during the Congressional investigation into the attack on the Capitol on January 6. Credit for above image: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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