The John Rothmann Show: Poetry, White Supremacy, Reparations


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Poetry and White Supremacy

Remembering Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti.

Also, John remembers Republican politicians addressing white supremacy.


Corruption at the Highest Level

Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is planning to launch an investment fund that will be backed by sovereign wealth funds in the Persian Gulf region and other investors, The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia control some of the Persian Gulf region’s largest investment funds. Mnuchin traveled to the region frequently during his time as the head of the US Treasury, usually in relation to the treasury’s mission to combat terrorism financing.


Reparations

The House proposal has been introduced in every Congress for more than three decades and would establish a commission of experts to study direct payments to African Americans. President Joe Biden supports the idea behind the bill. Vice President Kamala Harris endorsed it during her time in the Senate. But that might not be enough to get a proposal to study reparations for slavery to Biden’s desk this Congress.

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