Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
Eugene Robinson, politics and culture columnist and associate editor at The Washington Post, and author of Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, explains how he sees African Americans split into distinct sociological groups.
I'm glad that Brian is finally discussing the topic of race.
Enjoyed this informative piece.
@ stephenIt sounds horrible where you work. At what workplace are the majority of white men discussing their unacceptability of Pres. Obama?
If the military was the most integrated place in America then we wouldn't be firing soldiers based on their sexual identity. Fortunately, my workplace in NYC is more evolved.
I do agree with your caller Mike to some extent. Even with integration the whites refuse to accept a level playing field in all aspects of life, especially jobs & education. Most white men at my job like in most parts of the US cannot accept Obama as the head of the country, just because he is Black. Little over 60 years we had a segregated military. Today the military is the most integrated place in America. Maybe America realized that the color of your skin is not important when it comes to being shot at in a war. I will take separate but equal because this is not working because race continues to matter in America.
Is DP Moynihan's report on the culture of poverty still relevant today, especially for the 'abandoned' group?
To what extent is disintegration in black America a direct result of integration as social and political policy begun in the 60s?
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, PRI and American Public Media, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.