Karen Bass On “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”

Karen Bass On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with politician, social worker, activist, and 2022 Los Angeles mayoral candidate:


Here’s what they got into:

  • The grassroots approach of Bass’ Los Angeles mayoral campaign
  • Her long and storied history as an activist and how she was inspired
  • Honoring her daughter’s memory with the work she does everyday
  • The GOP’s Southern Strategy and how the Dems became progressive
  • The responsibility of Black politicians to address Black people’s issues
  • Her personal experience during the January 6th rally and insurrection
  • Homelessness being LA’s biggest problem and her plan to address it
  • Her take on how the anti-abortion laws are an attack on women
  • Past work with SCYEA to help steer at-risk kids away from gangs
  • The George Floyd Act and warrior policing vs. guardian policing
  • Rick Caruso and his spending 40 million dollars on his campaign
  • Karen’s relationship with the leaders of Black Lives Matter
  • Conflicting reports of large police forces’ impact on Black communities
  • Predatory loan companies and her take on student debt forgiveness
  • California being a model for how reparations could move forward
  • The invention of the term critical race theory and banning of books
  • Why the inside/outside strategy is the best way to promote change
  • Her take on the real agenda as well as the hypocrisy of the NRA
  • How she would convince someone that their vote matters

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