LA County saw a 13% increase in people living on the streets and in shelters, according to the 2020 Greater LA Homeless Count. Plus, the TV reality show “Cops” is cancelled, and the 1930’s film “Gone With the Wind” is dropped over concerns about how they glorify police brutality and slavery. How do we reckon with art and media that depict America’s racist past and present?
Homelessness on the rise in LA
From this Episode:
LA homelessness jumped 13%, before the pandemic hit
New numbers released Friday show that the city and county’s homeless population are still growing, even though Angelenos are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tax...
8 min, 27 sec
‘Cops’ and ‘Gone with the Wind’ are cancelled. How do we handle racist TV and films?
“Cops” has been canceled after more than 30 years.
14 min, 36 sec
In a letter, Black theatermakers call out ‘White American Theater’
Major theater companies across the country, including the Center Theatre Group and the Geffen Playhouse in LA, took to social media saying they stand with people...
8 min, 28 sec
An online bake sale for justice on Juneteenth
On June 19, LA bakers and pastry chefs will come together — virtually, from their kitchens — for an online bake sale called Pies for Justice . Proceeds from the...
7 min, 1 sec