Race In America
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.