FOF #2943 – Steven Thrasher: The Viral Underclass

Mar 15, 2021 · 1985 views

Dr. Steven Thrasher, photos courtesy of Dr. Steven Thrasher.

During the early months of the Coronavirus Pandemic, folks were comparing it to the Spanish Flu of 1918, saying that at the end of the pandemic, it would be just like the Roaring 20s all over again- we’d roll our stockings down, rouge up our knees and all that jazz.

So why don’t we feel like dancing the Charleston just yet?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes we’ve experienced since he last visited with us a year ago.

Steven’s new book, The Viral Underclass: How Racism, Ableism and Capitalism Plague Humans On The Margins, takes a look at the impact of the pandemic on marginalized people.


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Glenn Close and her wig get nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie for Hillbilly Elegy.

Does Megan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah do enough to highlight systemic racism?

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