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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

Jul 27, 2020

A racial reckoning for America. Will it be different this time? Plus, a new era of toxic politics and how it started.

 

An extended conversation with Peniel E. Joseph on the still unfinished journey toward racial equality and true democracy in America. Plus, Bill Press with Julian Zelizer on how Newt Gingrich broke politics.

 

Peniel E. Joseph - Pt. 1

Peniel E. Joseph is an American scholar, teacher, and leading public voice on race, democracy and civil rights. He says within this moment of national crisis is a generational opportunity to transform American democracy to one that is free of racial injustice.

 

Peniel E. Joseph - Pt. 2

We’re speaking with Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and author most recently of

 The Sword and The Shield:The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Julian Zelizer

The roots of today's partisan warfare. Bill Press talks with Julian Zelizer, author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.

 

Jim Hightower

The virus that’s killing America