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election laws just to make it easier for them to win the next go around in response not only did major league baseball announce that the 2021 all-star game would no longer be played be played in atlanta but a number of major u.s. corporations including a t.n.t. comcast and georgia based companies like coca-cola and delta all issued statements denouncing these voter suppression measures naturally georgia governor brian camp that if it declaring georgians and all americans should fully understand what the m. major league baseball's knee jerk decision means cancel culture invoke political activists are are coming for every aspect of your life sports included. but look for my friends we start paten the m.-l. be. on their backs for their newfound woke mr and stand against injustice. let's keep in mind that since 2015 a.t.m. teague comcast united health group wal-mart and other big businesses have donated
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a combined $50000000.00 to state republican lawmakers who are currently supporting voter suppression bills across the united states and that according to the consumer advocacy advocacy group public citizen during the 2020 election cycle alone u.s. corporations donated $22000000.00 to republican architects of voter suppression bills that are advancing through state legit state legislatures nationwide and while nobody likes dealing with the spoiled brat who i got to say it's even worse dealing with their enablers now let's start watching the hawks. in a city. where so. is this you always see a. great city this least systemic just says so
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which. so please tell. the world from everyone watching the hawks that i am i roll over and i'm in these across and joining us today to discuss the voter suppression laws in georgia and the fallout that has ensued from them is reverend james wood all the state president of the georgia pete thank you always for coming on james. always thank you for having me so while we all applaud major league baseball a t.n.t. and other major companies for standing up to these voter suppression laws ultimately it is isn't it a little after the fact i mean would it wouldn't have made a bigger impact if you saw these major conglomerates or baseball stand up to these laws before. they were written they were passed in the law you know maybe back when they were being written debated on. most definitely but i also don't i want to also still 'd. there was there who holds the thousands of people who are fighting
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against these voter suppression actions way before it was ever signed into law and corporations are not more important or don't have a larger voice than the voters and voters recall the legislators they were calling mayor you know the county commissioners they were calling the governor they were called the secretary of state 'd it was showing up every single day and i was right there along with them but i have a corporations come out now is a little late you're correct but we want them in this fight because it's not only happen in georgia but it's happening literally all over this entire nation. n.j. names we often hold television and radio commentators to account for exposing braces views or comments while they're on air oftentimes putting pressure on their corporate sponsors and who you know does ads for them could we see that same kind of activism and pressure against corporate donors to politicians who espouse those similar hate and racist beliefs. most definitely that's why you saw you know that in that was the white voters mad at the georgia project that labor elana labor
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council and so many other amazing organizations coming together have a corporate accountability structure so that we can actually address that very question they have made search you know just delayed a boycott it gets coca-cola delta because they've brought you know delta and 'd coca-cola have brought corporate executives to the table and we're going to meet with them and let them know what our demands are and if this is not us bullying or pushing you know some kind of consequence what we're saying is that democracy is at stake and this impacts all of us this legislation is not just impacting democrats it's not just impacting people in the metro atlanta area this is literally impacting every single georgian and we believe as exports of election law that this is not the. the best direction that our state should be going let's be real is not it's not you bullying someone when you're the ones being bullied when it's voters being both macand be accused of bullying and when it comes around them i want to ask you when will these voter suppression laws go into effect and while they are
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all agree just what changes in them do you feel will do the most damage to your ability to vote there in georgia. well 7 so the laws didn't go to 02 had already been signed by governor camp it is now in effect currently and weaves through the secretary of state in the state of georgia about a week and a half ago i know there are 3 other pending lawsuits in the federal courts that will address whether or not there can be some kind of relief given to the voters of this state i will also say the most egregious part of this all is is the reaches effort to overtake local control you have to think of syrian state who is the only duly elected person in this entire state to run the state elections they no longer serve as a voting member of the state election board secondly on the state election board the new chair would be a political appointee even though they are not a participant or participate in a political party but the republicans are going to choose from the general assembly
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who now runs our state elections certainly the general assembly now has the power to be able to overtake a local board of election and remove an election director of their choosing for whatever reason and the standard does not outline the law because it was very ambiguous there now they would be able to overturn. decertify elections and ultimately change the the will of the voters that is not only undemocratic un-american it's contrary to the values that they believe that they mean that they claim they believe in and so this is what happens when partisanship overtakes the power and the will of the people we begin to see the public policy decisions may not on the basis. what's good for people but was good for political interests and that spells the end to this democracy and ultimately to the united states of america james you just laid out a lot of you know i think some of the undercurrents that haven't necessarily always been talked about in media as to why this is so problematic particularly at the
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local level what are activists and citizens in georgia doing right now to combat and challenge some of these changes that you just discussed. so we're suing the state we're showing up where we're calling our corporate partners to stand up and stand out we're calling our congress persons and our senators i know we have 2 amazing senators here in georgia and the and the reverend raffia warnock and senator john i thought but we're going to be asking our other counterparts across the nation to do the exact same thing to get it's our oil and the voting rights provisions in h.r. one and the john lewis voting rights restoration act or the voting rights advancement act passed into law and so that's really where we are right now is one stopping it happening in other states into getting federal oversight on our elections. and one of the big one of the big reasons that they push and they change these laws is to not only prevent people from voting but also destroy the spirit of
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the people who are out trying to exercise their civic duty and clearly from talking to you and hearing from the people in georgia that spirit ain't going nowhere anytime soon regardless of whatever the governor wants to strike shut down your throats thank you for coming on today and thank you for fighting to keep the vote alive there in georgia. most definitely also it is a closing that. this spirit of jim crow we were solid and so in the same spirit with our response and maybe they'll be massasoit us obedience will pass out water will go up to make sure people have in potholes and that kind of stuff because that is what we do when there is injustice we fight bet thank you so much and god bless . us senate majority leader chuck schumer is determined to go full speed ahead in marijuana legalization with or without president joe biden support for many states have already legalized cannabis the move seems like a natural step but it's artie's alex my love it explains america's newfound
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acceptance of cannabis could stand in the way of its love of guns something fans of the 2nd amendment will most likely not be too happy about. for decades u.s. opponents of marijuana said this would happen. but after washington and colorado lead the way by legalizing weed for recreational use in 2012 the fear of reefer madness quickly subsided in the following years more than a dozen states in america would legalize cannabis for adult recreational use while medical marijuana is now legal in 36 however so far the feds have remained steadfast in keeping cannabis on the naughty list so as a reminder you know cannabis is going to join some of this is that it's going to one broad. there are points though in your review of the federal level you know obviously you're. running. and right now.
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you're essentially you know not. many believe that this is about to change senate majority leader chuck schumer is a leading the charge to introduce legislation which would federally legalize marijuana use adding to the momentum most recently on march the 31st schumer's home state of new york legalized it and the law really allows for a lot of opportunities licenses that are held 50 percent of them for social equity applicants only so right there we see a huge component of this industry just fight a lot is going to be going to those that have been impacted through what i think we can agree is been a failed prohibition on cannabis this all may seem like great news for people who support the cause but there might be some casualties along the way for example legal gun owners. the gun control act of 1968 strictly prohibits the ownership of
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guns for anyone who is in possession of marijuana so as it stands right now gun owners need to choose between their beloved broomsticks and those doobies that they've been waiting to legally smoke lawyer for chiller told a.b.c. news anyone who uses marijuana is going to qualify as an unlawful user of an abuse substance even though it is technically lawful in reality it is next to impossible to know which gun owners are also marijuana users but in the case of those wanting to purchase a gun background checks are required and the a.t.f. wants to know if potential gun owners like to get high also those with previous marijuana related convictions or who possess medical cards for cannabis use to help with their elements can be targeted technically if someone is in the possession of a legal amount of marijuana and illegal firearm and. arrest could be made only for the illegal possession of the weapon not the wheat this is because the federal gun
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control act of 1968 supersedes the state legalization of recreational marijuana with such stark contradictions and legislation chuck schumer and his crew might have to dig a little deeper into the books to free americans from archaic laws not only prohibiting marijuana but also surrounding its cultivation and use however before they get there the pro marijuana campaign government has one major hurdle to cross joe biden was the only leading democratic primary candidate to oppose federal legalization of the plant and as president many say his stance has not changed for watching the hawks i'm alex my love it. all right as we go to break remember that you can also start watching the hawks on the man in the through the fordable t.v. app which is available on every platform you can buy an app on so definitely check it out coming up companies and institutions have been scrambling to introduce diversity and inclusion into their workplace and work forces but what effect has
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that had on the industry of diversity and inclusion and the men and women within it find out next i'm watching the whole.
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russian officials are born kim a renewed military assault on the country's east could lead to the end of ukraine itself this is how serious the situation is washington and its nato allies blame moscow for the escalation of tensions will the west back ukraine if kids start to get. we are segregated only by social class lower middle class people also in poverty by 1st place if you're born into a poor family if you're born into a minority family if you're born into a family that only has a single parent that really constrains your life chances people die on average 15 years younger than you born into generational poverty. it's a tough tough fight every day to meet your needs and the needs of your family.
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today the industry prefers to spend millions of you in the you know the to do daily conditions will be sniffy is all about making money you can profit big corporations international markets import export do you imagine the number of currently diseases that are in every community into this new do to new viruses are all new microbes not true so it is due to environment. though that moment of disability. really yes accumulate could only come in the day you see the move to be. declared inside the skull if the so food industry is successful it will create more jobs it will create more value added it will create more growth so i don't see. why we shouldn't also fight for the interest something into st except that we are british
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and we want relation i was here in the eighty's we don't behave. that's fine.
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police brutality inequities and housing education health care and job opportunities have diversity and equity pledges diversity and inclusion or d.e.i. isn't exactly a new industry it took following the civil rights movement and led well into the eighty's with a nominal success d.e.i. efforts went into overdrive with the media storm following the onslaught of backlash from hash tag hash tag of unarmed blacks murdered by the police the rise of the black lives matter of the men in the data point to disparities in black executives membership. overt and covert racism show the business community the things needed to change. as the budgets explode there and still aren't being met most d.-i roles focus on recruitment and human resources some sessions have moved towards empathy largely via digital video questionnaires and group exercises since
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the 2016 us presidential election of donald trump the d.t.i. industry has become a multi $1000000000.00 franchise in fact a $2900.00 survey of $234.00 companies in s. and p. $500.00 found that 63 percent of the diversity professionals have been appointed or promoted in that 3 year period in march of 2018 the jobsite indeed reported diversity and inclusion professional jobs had risen 35 percent and d.e.i. consulting brings big bucks they versity support can cost $25000.00 to $450000.00 a year depending on client needs but the pay off the workforce environments isn't all that great reporters reports of micrograms discrimination and pay disparities are at an all time high a recent forbes article titled top 4 reasons diversity and inclusion programs failed shows us why. one no long range plan to lack of commitment
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to the program 3 poor instructional delivery models and for lack of representation that's a lot. dr maya to go hosp assistant professor at loyola marymount university and expert joins us now. last saturday am i a. week into almost everything here. what you've held you've been long held as one of the leading voices in the writing numerous articles you've been quoted multiple times what do you feel are some of the reasons why the multibillion dollar industry is not meeting its stated goals and how can they be adapted to provide more than just 0 dollars checks to consultants. well lackey sir the acars torrence d.e.i. are not a revolutionary or new what's a concept been around for why and one of the me sure. parts is they can use iraq turkish and even within higher education colleges and
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universities to safeguard against lawsuits and so when you've seen her insurance companies like target and google. who are in you know shit over the head with lawsuits and had and have had to keep millions of dollars to employ. or various discrimination lawsuits you see that there's kind of the strand of these emerging hoxsey shit about it. but alternately what happens is these corporations approach. as a box that just simply needs to be tracked and once they hand them a permit and in a similar take a professional development similar. in their dad and it happens that's in the back and the people at the dance something you know great in amazing which they had they
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didn't one step merely required to travel in activity in the workplace but they stopped there and that becomes problematic c.d.'s i had sound as a concept is not problematic the implements he shouldn't she. and the lack of follow through however. it's a difficult businesses and corporations themselves you know are playing an outsized role in in the success of diversity equity inclusion programs and i want to ask you how can executives and other leaders in the in the business world properly integrate long range plans were to be in their organizations beyond what you mentioned just kind of checking that box and how doing they measure success what what is success and a long term you know looking at this and in the long term. absolutely so i want to think that can be done or number one even a small scale when organizations of companies bring in professionals to provide
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professional development opportunities the 1st step is to extend themselves in most cases those who tend to athens workshops and seminars are mid-level supervisors the managers which is great in those 2 experiences for many sit in the workforce the stats wow the key decision maker the c.e.o. of the cia the cia and so what are they saying about right and so the 1st piece is going to be president and actually it's him and he needs these opportunities also to hire consultants be willing to hire consultants and to hire people of color to hire margy if it is a marginal has become an insult to them and i have asked a difference here in iowa that inventory of the current work whole church to teach surveys from their employer. and have a consultant to that's not necessarily in h.r. early the who works mostly with everyone and definitely not their director of their
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direct supervisor but a consultant to come in as a 3rd party and to get a fresh unbiased perspective of really what's going on in it in the workplace and also what are some of the ways in which they're. in the way we conduct business maintaining various systems of oppression. and my you can't read into this a little bit but we know the d.i.i. is more than just a numbers game or quota system equity and inclusion aren't baked into american society or its institutions can we really expect the business community and employers to adapt to what hasn't been a part of our larger culture and what are some of the barriers and limitations of be eliminating what is reinforced in everyday life. you know excellent question. so this is not to say that effort should not work this and. i sat in on a time which featured. last year and she made
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a statement that stuck with me she said we don't need allies we need abolitionists and we live in a world right now where it is very difficult to be an admission ist it is much easier to be an n.r.i. it's much easier to go through motions and gesture in he's already acting is a. behavior is an action. in that is more part of being arab working within the system which needs are. not if queen it changes to this is where abolitionists they look at this is that the this is that and they dismantle it in. any court themselves accountable and they hope one another and the whole others accountable as well and so when we live in a setting where we are members and remember it we're in condemning revenue driving in a capitalistic society and so i think
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a lot of the c.e.o.'s are find themselves between a rock and a hard place and how do i still really read it and how i saw it number and atlases mindset what others don't know each year back maps and how they care about is the numbers in so my book is would be more so about those individuals individuals who do not care about about sincere efforts. the individuals who are only numbers trading. in helping them to focus on. again what are some ways that they can connect better with their employees are marginalized groups were raised in to current policy in terms of hiring and promotion and retention. just new. revising improve we can bring in time to really see.
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everything in how you might function. well dr austin thank you so much for coming on the bay and really kind of breaking down the state of that industry today and its importance and what people need to do to really truly change the workplace environment for the better a pleasure having you on as always thank you so much. industry. and it is interesting when you look at that workplace and how many i think she had the mail they had there's a lot of companies that just kind of check that box and move on without actually putting in the work it's checking the box and she also you know added on that detail of the c.e.o. the c.f.o. as all of these people who are heavily involved in engage a big 2nd level ironically never a part of the trainings they see in you know the underlings in the lower level employees in meanwhile they sit back and kind of watch and see what happens for america management is never wrong. already because ours are open today remember him as world we are beverly about told we are loved and so i tell you all i love you i
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