BLLJ: A conversation with Tony Diaz

On the show is Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz

Audio only version.

On the show today is Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz as we discuss the ramifications of Coronavirus on the black and latino populations. We dive into the Harris County mask order that went into effect last week here in Houston, TX and we look at how Covid-19 has been weaponized to target the Democratic base.

Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn an MFA from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He wrote the novel THE AZTEC LOVE GOD and is included in HECHO EN TEJAS: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers edited by Dagoberto Gilb. His essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Texas Observer, CNN.com, the Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post Latino Voices, among others. He edited the textbook “The Mexican American Studies Toolkit”.

BLLJ: What impact will masks have on racial profiling

Will masks orders create a surge in racial profiling?

In this new episode of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q shares resources for those economically impacted by the Coronavirus and discusses the ramifications surrounding wearing masks in public and the impact on race relations among the public and law enforcement.

Part 1
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