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The Daily Show: Ears Edition - Texas Energy Crisis Deepens | Heather McGhee

Texas Energy Crisis Deepens | Heather McGhee

The Daily Show: Ears Edition
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Texans suffer from ongoing extreme winter weather, Dulce Sloan talks to Divine Nine sorority members about Vice President Kamala Harris, and author Heather McGhee discusses "The Sum of Us."

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02/18/21 • 31 min

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The Daily Show: Ears Edition - Texas Energy Crisis Deepens | Heather McGhee

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You're listening to Comedy Central. Hey, what's going on, everybody. I'm Trevor Noah and this is the Daily Social Distancing Show. Today is February seventeenth. And here's your vaccine tip of the day. If you see a syringe lying on the ground, please don't just assume that it's a COVID vaccine and injected into yourself. Don't do that. Like, I don't know what was in the shock that I took, but I'm definitely addicted to it now. Anyway. On tonight'

Texas Energy Crisis Deepens | Heather McGhee Top Questions Answered

When did President Biden predict COVID-19 would be gone?

President Biden predicted that COVID-19 would be gone by the end of the year.

What is the Divine Nine?

The Divine Nine is a group consisting of people in the White House and the media, involved in social movements for over a century.

Is Vice President Kamala Harris a member of the Divine Nine?

Yes, Vice President Kamala Harris is a member of the Divine Nine, which is significant for representation.

What is the economic impact of racism?

Racism has a significant economic impact on society, costing everyone, especially white people, a lot of money.

Does progress for people of color come at the expense of white people?

No, economically, progress for people of color does not come at the expense of white people.

How much money has the racial economic divide caused the US in the past 20 years?

The racial economic divides caused by racism have cost the US $16 trillion over the past 20 years.

How can building solidarity across racial lines benefit society?

Building solidarity across racial lines can lead to positive outcomes such as higher wages, better schools, and cleaner air for everyone.

Can you provide an example of how racism has a cost for everyone?

The closure of public swimming pools in Montgomery, Alabama due to segregation serves as an example of how racism has a cost for everyone.

What is the book authored by Heather McGhee?

Heather McGhee authored a book called "The Sum of Us" that explores how racism impacts the economy and provides solutions for prosperity.

Which organization will receive proceeds from The Daily Show's clothing line?

The proceeds from The Daily Show's clothing line will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization working towards ending mass incarceration and racial inequality.

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