2020-09-18 12:47:12

“Stakes Is High: Life After The American Dream”



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Mychal Denzel Smith about life after the American dream.

The 2020 Presidential election is bringing back memories of election night 2016 when the nation was prepared to usher in the first female president and instead got Donald Trump.

Nearly four years of relentless repression, lies, constitutional insults, ethical violations, human rights abuses, and white supremacist resurgence has left us weary and wary.

Polls show Democratic Nominee Joe Biden with a healthy lead but polls were misleading four years ago. Biden is not Trump but neither is his Bernie Sanders.

He is a continuation of neo-liberal centrist Democratic Party policies. But the alternative is something that even many Republican Party members are fearful of.

Mychal Denzel Smith, author of the New York Times bestseller Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching (2016). His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and more. He is a fellow at Type Media Center. His latest book is Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream. 

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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