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Do Progressives Take Communities of Color for Granted?

Do Progressives Take Communities of Color for Granted?

This week, Michele and Igor speak with Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela of the Futuro Media Group and discuss the progressive movement and gun violence.

In this special collaboration with “In The Thick,” Michele and Igor are joined by Maria Hinojosa, president of the Futuro Media Group and host of NPR’s Latino USA, and Julio Ricardo Varela, Futuro’s digital media director and founder of Latino Rebels. They discuss Sunday’s mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the killer’s troubling past. Then they explore biases in the progressive community and in the media, as well as offer ideas on how to fix it.

Learn more about the podcast here.

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

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