For this live show from Cambridge, Mass. Maria and Julio discuss 2020 and the POC vote with guests IOP Resident Fellow LaTosha Brown, award-winning organizer and co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, and Renée Graham, associate editor and columnist with The Boston Globe. The 2018 midterms were the highest turnout rate for a midterm election in recent history, with voters of color turning out in greater numbers than in 2014, according to a Pew Research Center. And in 2020 voters of color will make up a third of all eligible voters, the largest breakdown yet with the Latino community in particular becoming the biggest POC demographic. But this is more than numbers, POC communities are historically underreported in media coverage during election season and often overlooked by candidates. We discuss the POC vote in 2020 and civic engagement among communities color beyond this election cycle.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Journey to power: The history of black voters, 1976 to 2020, from NBC News
- Latino reflections on racism and the 2020 election, via Latino Decisions and Univision
- Voter suppression Is a looming threat in the 2020 elections, via Rewire.News
In The Thick is an award-winning podcast about race, culture and politics from a POC perspective. Follow @InTheThickShow.
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