2020-12-10 10:57:39

What Communities Of Color Can Demand From Biden


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Sabeel Rahman about what communities of color can demand from President-elect Joe Biden.

Black and brown communities across the United States overwhelmingly showed up to the polls before and during the November 3rd Presidential race, braving the pandemic, to deliver a victory to Democrat Joe Biden.

Now, president-elect Biden is picking one diverse figure after another for his cabinet positions. When antiwar activists didn’t like his hawkish pick of Michele Flournoy to head the Defense Department he pivoted to African American retired general Lloyd Austin.

But rather than represent people of color and women in identity only, how is Biden choosing to reflect – or not – the progressive politics that will address systemic racism and sexism and economic injustice?

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

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