RT America -- August 24, 2017

Ethnic studies ban ‘capitalized on race-based fears’ – judge

A federal judge ruled this week that racism was behind a 2010 Arizona law banning ethnic studies. RT America’s Simone Del Rosario, who traveled to Arizona last month for the trial, joins RT America’s Manila Chan to explain the controversy.

Mattis assures Ukraine of lethal US support on country’s independence day

Pentagon chief James Mattis met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Thursday, as the country celebrated its independence day. Mattis vowed that the US would support Ukraine “in all things,” specifically with providing lethal weapons to the government still struggling with a civil war since coming to power in a 2014 coup. RT America's Anya Parampil reports.