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"Why is this Happening?" Profs. James Long & Megan Francis on the Capitol Riot and the 2020 Election

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on January 20, 2021 - 11:52am
UWPE Neither Free Nor Fair
UWPE Neither Free Nor Fair
In the episode of Neither Free Nor Fair? on the Political Economy Forum site, "Why is this Happening?" Prof. Megan Ming Francis explains the Capitol Riot and the 2020 election in historical context; the role of race in contemporary American political life; and the contribution of Black women to the success of the Democratic Party (and democracy). Prof. Francis is the author of the award winning book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, and host of the podcast ‘Philanthropy and Social Movements.’ Megan specializes in the study of American politics, with broad interests in criminal punishment, Black political activism, philanthropy, and the post-civil war South.