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Today is @AlyssaBaheza 's last day as an intern on the Code Switch team. Since she joined us she has been: fact-checking every episode, helping write the CS newsletter, and bringing sharp, incisive critiques to everything we pub Follow her and get ready for more great things ✨

On this week's episode, @kathleen_belew  said it’s helpful to think of the modern white power movement as four concentric circles. And understanding that movement, she says, is crucial to understanding what happened at last week’s Capitol insurrection.

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🦃NEW EPISODE🦃 On the pod this week, we're revisiting our attempt to answer the age-old Thanksgiving dinner question: How do you deal with family members who have really, *really* different political beliefs than you? (Even if that dinner is over Zoom.)

So.... @ApplePodcasts  just named us their Show Of The Year, and we're pinching ourselves. Thanks for all the love and support over the years, y'all. We couldn't do this without you. 💞

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📣NEW EP ALERT📣 Health disparities have been on our mind a lot these past months, for some pretty obvious reasons. So today, we're bringing you a personal story from reporter @ibbycaputo  about some of the dire, enduring consequences of these inequities

Yesterday's events raised a lot of questions about what role the police could and should have played in controlling the incoming crowd. But author Alex Vitale argues that to think about yesterday as a problem of policing is missing the bigger point ⬇️

There's a stark racial caste system in the U.S. Capitol, says Prof. James R. Jones. Mostly white staffers work for a majority white Congress—while the cleaning staff is mainly Black + Brown. @karenbates  talked to Jones @blackcapitol ) about that divide👇🏾

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Today's Supreme Court decision that much of Oklahoma is, in fact, Indian land is a huge victory for tribes in Oklahoma. To learn more about the history of this case, listen to #ThisLand  podcast, hosted by @rebeccanagle , who's reported on this for years.

*steps gingerly into this Maya Angelou conversation* We did an episode about Mary Hamilton, a Freedom Rider and civil rights organizer who went to jail rather than let a white Southern judge deny her the simple dignity of the honorific, "Miss."

In the midst of protests and uprisings, there is often a loud call to denounce riots and looting. But in her new book, author Vicky Osterweil argues that looting is a strategic resistance tactic that has been used for centuries to fight injustice.

View of "Justice for All" march moving down Pennsylvania Ave to US Capitol in DC via @nprnews 

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🔊NEW EP ALERT🔊 "I will defer judgment on whether or not this is going to be the moment that everyone will suddenly understand what's going on with black communities and policing... After Ferguson, it's hard to hold your breath." @JamilSmith 

“Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Every one.”

***AHEM*** We are hiring! Looking for two talented journalists to join our team -- a producer and an assistant editor. Think that could be you? (We hope so.) Apply here ⬇️

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