• Aug 15, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 14:57 mins

Guest: Daniel Neilson, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair of Political Science, Brigham Young University Political and racial tensions are high as protests over the weekend turned deadly in Charlottesville. Protesters in Durham NC pulled down a Confederate statue Monday night, and right-wing rallies are scheduled in San Francisco. While charges of racism and censorship are bantered back and forth, we’re going to take a minute to consider what race is anyway.

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What South American Can Teach Us About Police Reform

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Guest: Yanilda González, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago A few weeks ago, in a New York suburb racked with gang violence, President Trump spoke with law enforcement and encouraged them to be rough with suspects. Almost immediately, police departments across the country denounced the President’s request to “not be too nice” to criminals. But the President’s comments signal a 180-degree shift from the Obama-era police oversight intended to minimalize police racism, violence, and stereotyping. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department announced a policy that makes it easier for police to seize property from suspects. How quickly might the pendulum swing from reform to counter-reform?

Guest: Yanilda González, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago A few weeks ago, in a New York suburb racked with gang violence, President Trump spoke with law enforcement and encouraged them to be rough with suspects. Almost immediately, police departments across the country denounced the President’s request to “not be too nice” to criminals. But the President’s comments signal a 180-degree shift from the Obama-era police oversight intended to minimalize police racism, violence, and stereotyping. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department announced a policy that makes it easier for police to seize property from suspects. How quickly might the pendulum swing from reform to counter-reform?