Dear President: 'The Hopelessness of Hope'

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Theo Shaw

Theo Shaw, Gates Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, discusses his essay about his wrongful arrest and incarceration as part of the Jena 6 and the bleak outlook for black men who enter the criminal justice system.

This is part of WNYC's Dear President: What You Need to Know About Race series, a week of conversations and first-person radio essays exploring a broad range of personal truths about being Black in America to help set a new agenda for racial equality.