Race and Space

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We’ll explore a question raised by the Sean Bell shooting: Can black police officers be racist? Two of the shooters on the Bell case were black and two others were also non-white, leading to a different kind of debate about the role of race. Also, astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson, on his new book Death by Black Hole and why he thinks science and religion can get along; plus, a survey of Republican presidential hopefuls, and Eugene Robinson on the execution of Saddam Hussein.

Role of Race in Racism

John McWhorter, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and author of Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America (Gotham Books, 2005),
- says it's time to have a discussion about why young men of color keep getting into altercations with police


The Field on the Right

Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair national editor, surveys the field of Republican presidential hopefuls. 

Read Todd Purdum's profile of John McCain from the February issue of Vanity Fair.


Life, the Universe and Everything

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, director of the Hayden Planetarium, host of NOVA scienceNOW and author Death By Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries (W.W. Norton, 2006)
- discusses life, the universe and the meaning of it all

Death ...


Through a cellphone darkly

Eugene Robinson, columnist and associate editor at the Washington Post, and author of Last Dance in Havana (Free Press, 2004),
- on what the cellphone video of Saddam Hussein’s execution says about Iraq’s future—and its past


Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrsophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and author of "Death by Black ...


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