As President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden face off in the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Democracy Now! speaks to author and academic Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who says the multiple crises facing the United States are not getting enough attention leading up to the November election.
"We're in the midst of national reckoning about systemic racism in this country, about the way that things are governed, the way that this country functions," says Taylor, historian and contributing writer at The New Yorker.
"There is such myopia with Donald Trump that every sentence, every breath, everything that he does absorbs the entirety of public attention."
She also says it's time to reimagine the U.S. Supreme Court, which has for most of its history acted to enforce "a conservative social order."
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