A white man in Oakland fatally stabs a Black woman and injures her sister on Sunday evening, July 22. Eighteen-year-old Nia Wilson died at the scene, her 26-year-old sister Letifah Wilson was hospitalized. The incident took place on the platform of the BART train, the Bay Area public transport system. The suspect, a young white man, is in custody. Our guest for this weeks Campaigners for Black Lives is James Burch, Policy Director of the Anti-Police Terror Project.
Is the welfare of children truly at the forefront of county child welfare systems? Why is it that attention is only brought to abuses in the system when a child dies? And what is the lifelong trauma that children face when they are separated from their families either under the guise of border security or simply because their families are poor? What is the situation in Los Angeles County? Why is the foster care system being referred to as the New Jane Crow? And the outrage of hundreds of children snatched by the Trump administration at the border who now will never be reunited with their families. What is the inter-relationship between what is happening to children at the border and U.S. Child welfare agencies? We speak with Richard Wexler, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform (NCCPR).
We continue follow up with my recent trip to Europe. Our guest is Dr. Deirdre McHugh with the National University of Ireland. We discuss how the U.S. civil rights movement inspired the Irish anti-colonial movement in Northern Ireland in their long struggle against British rule, domination and discrimination.
Also, our Weekly Earth Minute.
Margaret Prescod, James Burch, Richard Wexler, Dr. Deirdre McHugh