Phil Boas On The Jussie Smollett Case

Published: Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:06pm
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The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.

The case of actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago has intensified discussion of racism in the time of President Donald Trump's administration. Hate crimes have increased over the past couple of years, and white nationalists are more openly express their views. But Millette was arrested by Chicago police for allegedly making up a story that he was attacked by two Trump supporters for being African-American, in part. The trouble magnified, though, when prosecutors didn't push for a conviction of Smollett. 

Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about the column he wrote about the Smollett case.

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