Bias And The Law w/@AngryBlackLady & @kristengwynne — #KatieSpeakShow Ep40 06/11/2016

In brief: During Supreme Court decision season, I took the opportunity to get wonky on the law with two outstanding writer-advocates. My friend Imani Gandy, social justice legal mind extraordinaire, breaks down racial bias in jury selection and the expensive, unconstitutional obsession with abortion restriction in some states. And the outstanding Kristen Gwynne who researches and writes about the intersection of drugs/addiction and the law discusses how the myth of the “addicted” newborn is disastrously damaging to families — particularly in communities of color who are disproportionately singled out in medical and legal settings.

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Enhanced audio: Bias And The Law w/@AngryBlackLady & @kristengwynne — #KatieSpeakShow Ep40 06/11/2016

Links to on-air references:

My take…

My piece I reference in the intro: “Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean” via The Establishment

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


Imani’s articles:

“‘Foster v. Chatman’ Isn’t Really Going to Change Racial Bias in Jury Selection” at Rewire

“Oklahoma Is Wasting Money to Prove a Point: The State Really Hates Abortion” at Rewire

Kristen’s articles:

“How the Myth of the “Addicted” Baby Hurts Newborns and Moms” at The Influence

“What Harvard-Era Obama Said About Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs” at The Influence

Follow my guests…

Imani Gandy: on Twitter & article archive

Kristen Gwynne: on Twitter

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