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William Jelani Cobb

William Jelani Cobb appears in the following:

What The Zimmerman Trial Teaches Us About Race, Fear, and Violence

Friday, July 12, 2013

As the trial of George Zimmerman comes to a close, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a conversation about what the trial is saying - or not saying - about race in America.

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Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress

Monday, September 06, 2010

Historian William Jelani Cobb looks at the 2008 election of Barack Obama—who won the Democratic nomination even though old-line civil rights leaders—Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Andrew Young—all openly supported Hillary Clinton. In The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, Cobb examines America's changing political and social landscape, and a new generation of voters with priorities not shaped by the legacy of Jim Crow.

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Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress

Monday, July 19, 2010

Historian William Jelani Cobb looks at the 2008 election of Barack Obama—who won the Democratic nomination even though old-line civil rights leaders—Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Andrew Young—all openly supported Hillary Clinton. In The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, Cobb examines America's changing political and social landscape, and a new generation of voters with priorities not shaped by the legacy of Jim Crow.

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The Future of Black Colleges

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

William Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history at Spelman College, contributing writer for Essence Magazine, and the author of The Devil & Dave Chappelle, talks about the future of all-black colleges.

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The "Mess" at BET

Friday, July 27, 2007

William Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history at Spelman College, contributing writer for Essence Magazine and the author of The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays (Avalon, 2007) and Cora Daniels, journalist and the author of Ghetto Nation: A Journey into the Land of Bling and the Home of ...

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