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Race, Politics and Racial Politics

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22min 41sec
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The Colorado General Assembly opened its 2021 session on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

When a Colorado lawmaker used a racially-charged nickname for one of his colleagues, the exchange quickly became national news. But it was just the latest in a string of racial incidents at the state capitol this year. In this episode of Purplish, public affairs reporters Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney explore the deep divisions between how lawmakers see issues of race and systemic racism, and the effect it's having on their work and relationships.