Leaders they want; leaders of nobody – A roundtable hosted by Madhuri Sastry

The Polis Project hosts activists, organizers, writers, reporters, and progressive voices as a part of our Politics Podcast. They don’t just tell you what happened. They inform you of the issues, policies, and legislation that matter to their communities, beyond the headlines. This week’s episode is guest hosted by Madhuri Sastry, a freelance writer and the Marketing Director at Guernica magazine. She speaks to guests Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Darakshan Raja and Maya Mccoy about “Leaders they want; leaders of nobody”.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the first Black woman, and the first person of Indian descent to occupy this lofty position. While it is a moment of pride for Black and Brown communities, in this roundtable we will reflect on the Biden-Harris presidency through a progressive lens. We will focus elite capture of conversations around “diversity”, “representation” and “inclusion”, Islamophobia, War on Terror and American imperialism, and Harris’ Tamil identity and her duty towards asylum seekers and immigrants. What can we expect from these newly elected representatives? How can we ensure that the demands of our communities are not narrowed or erased?

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