Counter Stories: Amid global pandemic, racism survives and thrives
The co-hosts of Counter Stories look at two recent deaths that underscore ongoing disparities.
The threat of COVID-19 has changed the way we live. But some things remain the same.
Unprovoked attacks on black people persist. In fact, it appears the virus is exacerbating the pre-existing condition of America's racism.
On today's show, we talk about two recent incidents: 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was chased down and shot while out for a jog. Emergency Medical Technician Breonna Taylor was shot in her apartment by police who raided the home, only to realize they were at the wrong address. Taylor’s boyfriend was charged with attempted murder for firing back at the police.
We look at mainstream media and how it chooses which stories to tell, and how social media is being used to put pressure both on news agencies and on the authorities.
We also begin a series of conversations with some of the most vulnerable communities in Minnesota. Luz Maris Frias talks to a DACA recipient about the impact of Covid 19 on unauthorized immigrants.
Counter Stories is hosted by:
Anthony Galloway, senior partner at Dendros Group
Donald Eubanks, associate professor at Metropolitan State University and cultural consultant
Luz Maria Frias, equity coach and founder of The Savvy Coach
Hlee Lee, owner of The Other Media Group
Marianne Combs, correspondent for MPR News
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