Making America White Again

Michele and Igor talk with Vanita Gupta, current president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, about the Department of Justice's recent announcements under the Trump administration.

What is it like to watch as the Trump administration attempts to undo all of your accomplishments? That’s what Michele and Igor ask Vanita Gupta about this week. As former head of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) civil rights division and president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Gupta watched the DOJ announce it’s intent to sue universities for implementing affirmative action admissions policies, to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, and roll back voting rights enforcement—yet she is still fighting.

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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications