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In The Thick

May 25, 2018

Maria and Julio check in on the week's news before the long weekend. They chat about President Trump's latest "immigration roundtable" on Long Island this week that conflated MS-13 with immigration, and the ACLU's publishing of government documents that allegedly show that the CBP abused and mistreated...


May 22, 2018

Maria and Julio catch their breaths from all the incredible live shows and catch up on some major headlines with all-star Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior reporter at The Root, and María Peña, reporter with La Opinión. Terrell explains how Trump is fulfilling his white supremacy fantasy with his rhetoric and actions...


May 18, 2018

Maria and Julio chat about two headlines from this week—Trump's recent derogatory comments about immigrants and the latest fatal school shooting in Texas. Then they dig into the sexual misconduct allegations against author Junot Díaz, breaking down the complexity of the intersection of race, immigration status...


May 15, 2018

In part two of In The Thick's LIVE series at DePaul University, Maria and Julio continue the conversation about Latinos and mass incarceration.

Despite making up 19 percent of the U.S. prison population, mass incarceration is often talked about in terms of the black-white binary. How does mass incarceration impact...


May 11, 2018

Maria and Julio find pieces of hope and joy amidst heart-sinking sounds of the latest news, from DACA to undocumented journalists being detained by ICE. Julio raps a little Public Enemy while they breakdown the latest headlines of white people calling 911 on people of color. And they chat about Childish...