Something is missing from the migrant crisis that is separating families: MONEY. There is a lot of money to be made off the misery of immigrants in the US. So the LMC speaks with Karina Moreno about the lucrative, billion-dollar deportation industry and how the profit motive undermines democracy & human rights. Karina Moreno is an assistant professor in the school of business, public administration, and information sciences at Long Island University in Brooklyn.
On this episode, Tomas Summers-Sandoval talks about the little known history of Latinos in the Vietnam War and how the number of Latinos in that war was a lot larger than people realize. He also talks about the forgotten legacy of the Chicano Moratorium of 1970, one of the largest minority-led, anti-war movements during this period. Summers-Sandoval is an associate professor of History &Chicanx/Latinx studies @ Pomona College.
Following the assassination of Afro-Brazilian rights activist & politician Marielle Franco in March, the LMC speaks with Professor Jaime Alves about the life, legacy, and the fight against institutionalized racism in Brazil. Jaime Alves is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, NY and the author of, “The Anti-Black City: Police Terror & Black Urban Life in Brazil.”