On today’s episode, John sits down with Jeffrey Robinson, ACLU Deputy Legal Director, and Director for the Trone Center for Justice & Equality. Mr. Robinson, the ACLU’s top racial justice expert, discusses the dark history of Confederate Monuments across the country, Trump’s criticism of NFL athletes who have knelt in protest of police violence, and what we can learn from our past to combat systemic racism. Also, Staff Attorney, Arash Jahanian has a news update on yet another case involving racial profiling by police in Aurora.
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Watch Jeffrey Robinson’s full presentation, The Truth About the Confederacy in the United States.
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