Princeton Professor Eddie Gladue Tells Joe Biden ‘Be Bold’ to ‘Save the Republic’
It’s not every day you get to talk to the president, and Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude says New anomaly Molly Jong-Fast that he won’t let the depth of the situation stop him from telling “the most powerful man in the world” that he has an opportunity to “open up a new America”.
Glaude, an expert in African American studies and host of History is America podcast, says that Americans must speak out loudly for democracy or risk seeing the country fall back.
“What I have witnessed during President Biden’s first term is that our problems in this country are much deeper than the Republican illiberalism or the violence of Trumpism. . It cuts much deeper than that. It goes to the Democrats, to ordinary everyday people who are willing to be complicit in their silence. So we have a lot of work to do if we want to save the Republic,” he said.
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“I watched the George Floyd Policy Justice Act languish in Congress. I watched the attack on the Critical Race Theory. I watched the ‘Don’t say gay’ law, watched the Roe V Wade being overturned, and I saw that this was really an all-out attack on the mid-20th century revolutions. That we wanted to go back. , that there’s been this nostalgic yearning, and of course, at the heart of it is the January 6 uprising and you’ve heard ‘Stop the Steal’ and you know, “we’re going to take the country back.” ours.'”
“[Biden] was the first vice president of the first African-American president, he was the first president to have the first African-American vice president. He can usher in a new America, changing the country’s focus, if he dares to be bold.
“The scale of the problems we face requires a large-scale response,” he said.
Additionally, Beast contributor Francisco Alvarado joined the group to talk about his report on a petition underway in Nebraska to require people to show ID when voting in elections . A police investigation has been started over claims that petitioners were fraudulently collecting signatures. And who runs the voter ID campaign? None other than Marlene Ricketts – billionaire co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and mother of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
“She donated $376,000 last July and that’s basically what [voter ID] Alvarado said.
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