Bonus episode: Racial justice is economic justice / White supremacy culture in journalism

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Last week, Aja and Chelsea discuss white supremacy culture as it’s embedded in American journalism, sharing their lived experiences while grappling with extensive research outlined by the Minnesota Historical Society. Perfectionism, objectivity, quantity over quality, sense of urgency, worship of the written word … all principles of white supremacy culture, and as you may have guessed it, journalism.

Today, we unlock an interview with Aja and Cherri Murphy, a labor organizer with Gig Workers Rising and social justice minister based in Oakland, Calif. Cherri stepped into her labor organizing after spending years fighting for racial justice and focusing on police killings. She talks with Aja about the interconnectedness of racial justice issues and labor issues; and how economic justice is racial justice, and racial justice is economic justice.

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