January 6, 2021 - Clinton Yates

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ESPN's Clinton Yates, a Washington, D.C. native, joins the show to discuss a truly historic 24-hour stretch in America.

It started Tuesday with the decision not to prosecute the police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, followed by a pair of wins for Democratic candidates in the Georgia Senate runoff election and capped Wednesday by rioters, encouraged by the President, storming the Capitol.

We begin with his reaction as a DC native to the events of the day. What is the experience of seeing events unfold when you know the city, know the buildings, and most importantly, know people in your community who work in those spaces? What were his thoughts, not just as a Washingtonian, but a Black man who grew up there?

Clinton discusses the need for white people to believe Black people when they share the realities of life experience.

Looking at Tuesday's events, Clinton highlights the role of WNBA players in the push for social justice and meaningful change. They've been doing the work for a long time, laying the foundation for action in the NBA, NFL and beyond. We highlight the work of former Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore, who literally walked away from her Hall of Fame career to devote her life to criminal justice reform. She is remarkable, he says, but the sacrifices Moore made are indicative of sacrifices Black women make every day.

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