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In The Thick


Mar 8, 2019

This week, four different congressional hearings on immigration took place at the same time. Maria and Julio discuss one where Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen testified that she was unaware of the long-lasting effects family separation has on migrant children. They also talk about R. Kelly’s interview with Gayle King, and how to grapple with sexual abuse allegations against celebrity idols.

ITT Staff Picks

  • A report this week explains how Border Patrol’s inadequate health care puts migrants at risk, via the New York Times.
  • This Vox piece explores the myth of the cycle of abuse, in the wake of high-profile sexual abuse allegations.
  • This piece from The Atlantic on revisiting the legacy of Michael Jackson in the face of new sexual abuse allegations.