Why Race Matters in U.S. Goverment Shutdown
The right wing Republicans in collaboration with the Tea Party strongly oppose the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), and are obsessed with nullifying the entire gains of health care reform, to that end they have forced a shutdown of the Federal Government. The right wing’s reaction to health care reform is reminiscent of their reaction to civil rights gains, in which they have systematically introduced legislation which have over the years neutralized or rendered the gains of the Civil Rights Bill ineffective. Disturbingly, the people who are most and disproportionately impacted are people of color.
Aired on October 01 , 2013