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Structural Racism, Privilege And Reopening: COVID Impacts On Navajo Nation

Hannah Colton / KUNM

Let's Talk New Mexico 5/28, 8a: Many of the people protesting COVID-related restrictions around New Mexico are white, while the virus has disproportionately impacted Native communities. This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we look at how whiteness plays into anti-shutdown responses in towns that border tribal communities.

We’ll hear from folks on the Navajo Nation about how a long history of structural violence puts them at risk of infection, and we’ll hear from white people involved in anti-racism work about what they’re doing to respond. To join the conversation, email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show at 277-5866.



Seeing White" that takes a deep dive into the history of whiteness in America and its violent legacy through to today. 

Hannah served as news director at KUNM and reported on education, Albuquerque politics, and anything public health-related. She died in November 2020.
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