2.2 - YOU DOWN WITH VRA?!
Professor Atiba Ellis is back, as B-Side's first repeat guest, to talk about the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Amidst this contentious shit-storm that may precede the apocalyptic future of this country it is important to understand the history of voting and struggle this nation has and continues to have with making good on its ideals. The Voting Rights Act was a landmark piece of legislation that continues to be assaulted for reasons that Professor Ellis and I discuss in Season 2's second episode. Much of the context surrounding VRA is largely unknown to most people, but it is key for understanding the social tensions that have given rise to our increasingly vitriolic political environment. Enough with the academic-speak! This is one of the most important episodes to date and one that will stick with you this election season. Enjoy!