Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Last week, under the cover of darkness, Republicans in North Carolina passed a horrific law, House Bill 2, that was explicitly designed to legitimize and codify sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the state.  However, Lambda Legal and the ACLU filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging HB2’s constitutionality on behalf of three residents of North Carolina directly affected by the law, and according to Ari Ezra Waldman an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School, there is every reason to believe that HB2 will be overturned by the federal courts.  Ari joins me on the show again today to offer a legal analysis of North Carolina’s absurd, hateful, unconstitutional, and Anti-LGBT law

As the nation is gearing up for the upcoming Presidential election, it’s Important to take a look back on Barrack Obama’s presidency and the impact his administration has had on the country. As the first African-American president, Obama was seen in the eyes of many people as someone who broke boundaries and made history, however there are those who would say, fairly or unfairly, that he didn’t quite do enough for the African American community. In his new book The Black Presidency: Barrack Obama and the Politics of Race in America Michael Eric Dyson takes a hard look at President Obama’s two terms in the White House and argues that despite the fact that his tenure has been largely defined by race he was “reluctant to take charge” for much of tenure and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial issues. Michael Eric Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and he joins me today to talk all about the book and the success and failures of Barrack Obama’s Presidency.

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