On Tuesday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a preliminary report on the long-standing underrepresentation of Latinos in the media. Texas congressman Joaquin Castro tells Stephania Taladrid, “I’m convinced that Americans don’t know who Latinos are.” Also, Professor Andreas Malm, who studies the relationship between climate change and capitalism, insists that the environmental movement reconsider its roots in nonviolence. And The New Yorker’s newest staff writer, Parul Sehgal, discusses three works of literature about some very heavy subjects.
Joaquin Castro: “Americans Don’t Know Who Latinos Are”
A new report documents the lack of Latino stories in entertainment, media, and education. The Texas congressman warns that underrepresentation allows stereotypes to hold sway.
How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Andreas Malm insists that the environmental movement rethink its roots in nonviolence and instead embrace “intelligent sabotage.”
Parul Sehgal on “Writing the Unspeakable”
The New Yorker’s newest staff writer tells David Remnick what she’s reading—and teaching.
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