2/23 Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality w/ Nancy Leong

February 23, 2021

Sam host Denver University Professor of Law Nancy Leong (@nancyleong) to discuss her new book, Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality, on how the powerful wield diversity to ensconce their priorities and agendas.

And in the Fun Half: Who is coming to Neera Tanden’s defense, Ted Cruz does crisis communications, MEghan McCain on the vaccine rollout, Newt Gingrich calls the vaccine anti-white, the Florida Agriculture Commissioner refuses to lower the flag for Rush Limbaugh, plus your calls and IMs!

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