Race In America

The Brian Lehrer Show

Parents of Black Children – Talk the Talk

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

 Parents of black teenagers, have you had "the talk"? What did you say about police, perception, and handling oneself in the world? Call us at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: For Students of Color, Is Fitting In as Important as Getting In?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC and the Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted an interactive conversation live in The Greene Space about race, higher education and the challenges student of color face on campus today.


The Takeaway

Is Ferguson as Much About White Rage as Black?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The rioting in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country needs to be viewed in the context of American history, says Emory Professor Carol Anderson.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Trayvon Martin

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We explore America's recent cultural history and race with executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and author, Jeff Chang.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Harris-Perry Talks #YesAllWomen

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The MSNBC host says the #YesAllWomen campaign uses the aftermath of the Santa Barbara shooting to talk about the "daily vulnerability that women live with around the world."

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The Takeaway

Boston Mayor on Marathon Bomber, City's Future

Monday, February 03, 2014

Though much remains to be seen, the leadership of Boston's new leader, Mayor Marty Walsh,  has already been tested in the few weeks since he took office. As he settles into his new role, one of his biggest challenges will be leading the city back towards a place of security and safety following last year's marathon bombings, and focusing on issues of unemployment and under-achieving schools that continue to plague many of the city's neighborhoods. He discusses the challenges he'll face in reuniting the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Black Americans, By the Numbers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monique Morris, co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century, shares the good news and the bad contained in the statistics on black Americans. She is joined by Dr Khalil Gibran Muhammad director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library and the author of The Condemnation of Blackness, who also wrote the introduction to Morris' book.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Alison Stewart on Dunbar's "First Class"

Monday, September 30, 2013

Alison Stewart, journalist and former host of The TED Radio Hour and The Bryant Park Project and author of First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School , discusses the rise and fall of Dunbar -- which includes her parents among its alumni -- and explains how its trajectory reflects the current struggles facing urban public schools.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Hard are Interracial Friendships in 2013?

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

How hard are interracial friendships in 2013? How important is having friends from across the color divide to solving racial issues? Baratunde Thurston, CEO of Cultivated Wit and author of How to Be Black; and Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends are Black preview their event this week with Soledad O'Brien, discussing race, identity, and the persistent color line.

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Radio Rookies

Being Black

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Allison spends her time in two Brooklyn neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights where she goes to school, and Bed-Stuy where she lives with her family and gets teased for "talking white."