On this Juneteenth 2020, the LMC spends the hour with Dr Fred McGhee on the importance of Juneteenth in Texas and what it still teaches us about racial tensions we see today. Fred McGhee is an archaeologist and urban and environmental anthropologist. He is a leading scholar-activist of the African Diaspora in the United States and a Texas based advocate and activist, particularly on affordable housing, education, community policing, and environmental justice issues.
While the US is sending a military gunship to Venezuela during a health pandemic, Cuba is sending doctors abroad instead. So the LMC speaks with Don Fitz about the history of Cuba’s medical diplomacy and how they are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic today. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board of Green Social Thought and a newsletter editor for the Green Party of St. Louis, Mo.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, the LMC speaks with Eladio Bobadilla about the history of racism and xenophobia in times of health pandemics in the US. Eladio Bobadilla is an assistant professor of history at the University of Kentucky and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network.