When it comes to decisions about how to spend federal funds, there is almost always vast differences in opinions on what the country should prioritize. According to a recent survey of U.S. adults by the PEW Research Center, about 72% favored increasing spending on education while 28% suggested decreasing assistance to the needy across the world and 23% suggested decreasing spending to help those who are unemployed. On this episode, we explore the use of tax revenue across a number of public issues and programs, and share our opinions on how the government should prioritize spending.
According to Merriam-Webster, intersectionality is defined as the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap, or intersect. On today’s episode, we’re joined by Mark Travis Rivera, Artistic Director and Founder of the Marked Dance Project and author of the book Drafts, to have a about intersectionality and discrimination. Mark Travis Rivera certainly understands discrimination. A Latino with cerebral palsy raised in an inner-city environment by a single mother, Rivera endured oppression and bullying from an early age. In the face of such experiences, coming out as gay with a nonconforming gender identity required immense strength and courage.