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(2014/05/01) It might have something to do with race (Immigration)

Edition #822

It might have something to do with race


Today we look at the immigration debate and ponder how conservatives may feel about the issue if those immigrants were a slightly lighter shade


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Pledge: a symbol of unity for immigration fairness - @DefineAmerican - Air Date: 12-13-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: American Land - Bruce Springsteen

Ch. 4: Act 2: Michele Bachmann: No Immigration Reform Because Mexicans Aren't Republican! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-13-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: The maelstrom - Jim Guthrie

Ch. 6: Act 3: Fox Pushes Baseless Fear That Having IDs Will Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Vote - Media Matters Minute - Air Date: 02-13-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: The maelstrom - Jim Guthrie

Ch. 8: Act 4: Republicans Find Every Reason to Avoid Immigration Reform - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 02-11-2014

Ch. 9: Song 4: The District sleeps alone tonight - The Postal Service

Ch. 10: Act 5: Black Americans support immigrant rights so why is this group so opposed? - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 10-23-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Hip hop eugenics - Catastrophic

Ch. 12: Act 6: An Immigration Lawyer Confirms What We All Knew About Immigration Reform in This Country - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-20-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Old fashioned - Niki Haris

Ch. 14: Act 7: Here comes the Border-Industrial Complex - Jim Hightower - Air Date: 8-9-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Fenced in - The Mercury Project

Ch. 16: Act 8: Immigration Reform News: Bodies on the Border - Op-Docs - The New York Times - Air Date: 08-19-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: Once there was a hushpuppy - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

Ch. 18: Act 9: A Local Anchorwoman Destroys Conservative Misinformation About Multilingual Super Bowl Ad - Media Matters Minute - Air Date: 02-04-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Once there was a hushpuppy - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

Ch. 20: Act 10: Republicans Won't Like Jeb Bush Pushing Amnesty for 2016 - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-24-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Hollywood Meets Bollywood (Immigration) [feat. Chamillionaire] - Wyclef Jean

Ch. 22: Act 11: Obama To The Deported: I'll Think About It - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-13-14

Ch. 23: Song 11: Change your mind - The Killers

Ch. 24: Act 12: Stop Deportations Now via @AFLCIO - @BestoftheLeft Activism

Ch. 25: Song 12: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 26: Act 13: Top 5 ways anti-immigrant hate makes its way into media and policy - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 4-12-13



Ch. 27: Donald Sterling's racism and respectability politics - Dejavante from Notre Dame, IN

Ch. 28: Dissecting respectability politics - Uhuru from Sweden

Ch. 29: Following up on respectability politics - Prof. Rambo from Georgia


Leave a message at 202-999-3991


Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 30: Final comments on respectability politics, rape culture and missing the bigger picture


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



AFL-CIO: Stop Deportations Now, YouTube

Tweet your legislators via ContactingTheCongress.Org


Additional Activism

Sign the “Tell Cecilia to Tell the Truth petition from Presente.Org

Send Messages of Solidarity to Hunger Strikers via AFL-CIO on Twitter and Jessica Morales, AFL-CIO New MEdia Strategist


Sources/further reading:

"Unions’ Giant Video Near White House Urges Halt to Deportations" via The New York Times

AFL-CIO Recommendations on Administrative Action on Immigration

"Immigration Reform News 2014: House Speaker John Boehner Addresses Immigration Comments to GOP Lawmakers" via Latin Post

"Sen. Mike Lee: Most House Republicans want ‘step-by-step’ immigration reform” via The Washington Times


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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