Rakim Brooks on Tavis Smiley
This segment aired on KBLA 1580 AM on August 1, 2023.
The supreme court’s most recent term concluded as one that upended Americans’ lives – with major consequential decisions regarding affirmative action, student loans and environmental protections. It also included the revelation of possible ethics related scandals from several justices including Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
Against the backdrop of these events, a compelling new op-ed co-written by Rakim Brooks (the president of Alliance for Justice,) draws attention to the critical importance of safeguarding the integrity of the U.S. court system. Brooks passionately advocates for the judiciary to remain a bastion of justice and fairness for all, especially for vulnerable and marginalized communities, including people of color. Rakim joins Tavis for a thought-provoking conversation, shedding light on the pressing need for court reforms and the profound impact recent Supreme Court decisions have had on working people and communities of color.
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