Last week, the Arizona GOP used a picture of Margaret Cho and the cast from her 90’s TV show “All-American Girl” on its website, with the caption, “Asian Americans.” Let’s just say Cho wasn’t exactly happy about it, saying of the GOP, “They deserve a dodgeball to the face.”
On this special end-of-summer episode of In The Thick, Cho joins Maria and Julio to talk about the current political climate, her new tour, her upcoming show on TNT, and how Asian-Americans fit into the racial dynamic of the U.S. Oh, and also swingers.
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After Charlottesville, many have said something along the lines of,
"This is un-American," or "This isn't what this country is all about."
But White Supremacy isn't just a fringe movement. It's a founding
principle of the U.S.
Host Julio Ricardo Varela leads a discussion with Jamilah King, race
and justice reporter at Mother Jones, and Chenjerai Kumanyika,
professor at the Rutgers department of journalism and media studies.
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After this weekend's violence at a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, In The Thick takes a look back at an episode we originally published in December, 2016. In this episode, hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk with Mike German, a former FBI agent who infiltrated the white supremacist movement. German talks about his experiences undercover, and how the media is missing the real story about white supremacy.
MS-13, the Los Angeles-founded international gang, is all over the news. But why is President Trump drawing attention to MS-13 now? And what is it really like on the inside?
Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela lead a discussion with former MS-13 member and current director of Homies Unidos Denver, Gerardo Lopez. Plus, a check-in with columnist Ruben Navarrette on the RAISE Act and affirmative action.
In this chaotic political moment, where does hope fit in? Should we be optimistic about our country’s possibilities for improvement? And does how you view the country depend on whether you're POC?
Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela lead a discussion on this and more with journalist Jamil Smith, and Matthew Dowd, Chief Political Analyst for ABC News.