People Feel Unsafe–and It’s More Than Crime

People Feel Unsafe–and It’s More Than Crime

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 14 March

The social fabric is torn. People nationwide are scared, some going as far as to arm themselves. What can we learn from our history as we react to this fear? Scholar James Forman Jr., author of the book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, helps break down what’s real, vs perception, about the rise in violent crime. Plus, a conversation with Nina Jankowicz, expert on disinformation and democratization, and author of How to Be A Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back, about how to make the internet safer for women with political expertise and opinions.

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