In this second of a two-part episode, we picked up where we left off with Amir Jones, an African-American Indonesian-American who’s living in Washington, D.C. and involved in electoral politics. We continue talking about structural racism in America and the Black Lives Matter protests as a response to the murders of black Americans like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others — this time talking about the #DefundThePolice movement as well as racism in the criminal justice system. As media attention starts to die down, it is important we continue having these difficult but incredibly important conversations in order to make meaningful change happen for everyone.
If you haven’t listened to Part 1 of this conversation, you can take a listen here.
Thanks for listening!