LftS Replay: Reversing Roe 4.5/5
Due to life, we were not able to release the show we wanted to this week. So we hope you enjoy this replay show covering the documentary Reversing Roe, this show first aired September 2018.
We are on and into Labor Provisions this week. But before we get into that, protests are continuing however the focus seems to be shifting from racial equality to something akin to the occupy movements of the early 2010s. New threats loom as the benefits from this very COVID Package begin to end and states start opening up. Not only has there been a spike in COVID cases but there is also concern that evictions are about to be on the rise for many in low-income areas as the freeze on evictions ends. Politics continues to get even more swampy as America continues to just overall not even be interested in pretending to care about some of the various serious issues that need to be taken care of. But on a positive note, this show is almost at 150,000 for the year so make sure you are sharing and talking about how awesome the show is. For those of you that want to get me something for Father’s Day, you can go to amazon and by my book, “The Chasm” as it's a non-fiction book looking at Black Men and Women and how they have experienced America. But let's get into it ...
As the protest continues, I’m hoping everyone does their best to be safe while making their voices heard. Regardless of how you feel about the movement, this particular movement is having a bigger impact than any of the other movements in the past few decades. That is because lots of reports are starting to show the second wave of COVID that might end up causing the swell that overwhelms the American Medical System. The numbers were already creeping back up with states opening up prematurely as we now know, but these protests have potentially taken transmission to another level in a situation where people have simply not been protecting themselves. To be clear I am not speaking against the protesters, I believe you can protest and be safe at the same time. As has already been mentioned, the numbers were starting to rise before the protest began. But that’s why it’s important that in this episode we get back to the Cares Act with it’s $2 Trillion price tag. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we are getting into part 2 of the Education Provisions.
The death of one person is seldom noticed by the world, more than 150K people die each and every day. More than 7,000 of those deaths occur in America on any given day. 100s are killed each day due to gun violence. Even when it comes to the Black People losing their lives at the hands of cops we are looking at a number that some claim to be as high as 2 or 3 times per day. While the exact numbers can be disputed, what can’t be disputed is that Black People are far more likely to be killed at the hands of the police than White People in any circumstance and 99% of the time those police officers face no charges. As I said earlier, the death of one person is seldom noticed by the world, and that is still the case, but the trail of deaths in addition to the actions and rhetoric of high ranking American officials have caused the rest of the world to take notice of a glaring contradiction in America. A video of a Black Human being brutally and mercilessly murdered by a police officer that was ignoring his pleas has seemingly caught the attention of the entire world, and the protests have been ongoing and relentless. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen Patrick is going to share his thoughts and send his message of support to the protesters on the front lines.
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