In this final episode before the end of the 2020 election on November 3, a conversation with Rashawn Ray, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings, about race and social justice in the presidential election. Ray, also a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, talks about voter suppression, the policing reform movement sparked by the murder of George Floyd, the unequal impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black and Hispanic communities, and what policies America needs to finally get past racism.
- Has Trump failed Black Americans?
- Did the 1994 crime bill cause mass incarceration?
- What does ‘defund the police’ mean and does it have merit?
- How COVID-19 is changing the gun debate
- The case for reparations for Black Americans
The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.