In brief: Every time I interview (or even just chat with) Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán she says something I take with me that well past the topic at hand. This time is was the phrase “pale, stale, and male.” Moving away from the white, old men of extreme privilege — philosophically and literally/physically — in our organizing and political spaces is the only way we’re going to save our lives.
We talk about the Supreme Court (yes, again, because it’s that important); why the push to include sexual orientation on the census matters; and the new/increasing dangers of interacting with the carceral state for transgender people, the mentally ill, and the disabled.
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Links to on-air references:
“ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby” via CBS2 Los Angeles
PODCAST REC: Aftereffect: A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy. via WNYCStudios
“TELL THE CENSUS TO INCLUDE SEXUAL ORIENTATION” via Nat’l LGBTQ Task Force
NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE: SCOTUS’S RULING AGAINST LABOR UNIONS IS A DEVASTATING LOSS FOR LGBTQ WORKERS” via Nat’l LGBTQ Task Force
“Janus’ radical rewrite of the First Amendment” via SCOTUSblog
H.R.620 – ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 via Congress.gov
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