Jun 7, 2021 • 40M

In People We Trust (with Aisha Nyandoro)

Season 2, Episode 10, No Ads

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It's true. We all feel it in the United States. We are having some kind of moment. Where it goes, we can't say, but right here, right now, something significant is happening involving race and in particular, policing. In this limited run series, Baratunde Thurston explains and explores what feels like a defining moment in American history.When Mitt Romney joins a Black Lives Matter march, when NASCAR bans the Confederate flag, when major cities actually contemplate defunding the police, and when Adidas retweets Nike in support of Black lives, something big is going on.
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As I mentioned in last week’s email, this was the most joy-filled interview I’ve ever conducted. Aisha is incredible, and her proposal is quite simple: ask people what they want. When it comes to helping the poor, we often take an extremely patronizing attitude. We impose terms and conditions on aid. We assume people w…

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