Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson appears in the following:

Race, Identity, and Activism in the Trump Era

Monday, February 13, 2017

Author Michael Eric Dyson is concerned about what he calls "a nasty, recrudescent racism" taking root in Trump's White House.

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Michael Eric Dyson's Path for Moral Redemption

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson discusses the need for white people to face some difficult truths in order to truly make progress in a racially divided America.

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President Obama's Legacy — and Race Relations in 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Michael Eric Dyson on President Obama's legacy, the current presidential campaign and his new book.

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Race and Power: The Complex Legacy of The First Black President

Monday, February 01, 2016

Academic and author Michael Eric Dyson explains how President Obama’s time in office has shaped the national conversation on race and the black power structure.

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Michael Eric Dyson on Obama: An Admirable President Who Struggled With Race

Monday, February 01, 2016

As the first black president, Barack Obama faced issues of race in ways no other president had, and did so with varying levels of effectiveness. 


Why Hillary Clinton Deserves the Trust of Black Voters

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson says Clinton's consciousness of racial issues has grown.

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Michael Eric Dyson on the 'Ghost' of Fellow Intellectual Cornel West

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In an ongoing feud between two of the most prominent black intellectuals, Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson takes on Cornel West's "bitter" assessment of President Obama.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Public Imagination

Friday, January 18, 2013

On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. did what he’d done countless times before: he began building a sermon. And in his sermons King relied on improvisation, drawing on sources and references that were limited only by his imagination and memory. It’s a gift — and a tradition — on full display in the "I Have A Dream" speech, but it’s also in conflict with the intellectual property laws that have been strenuously used by his estate since his death. In a segment originally aired in 2011, OTM producer Jamie York speaks with Drew HansenKeith MillerMichael Eric Dyson and Lewis Hyde about King, imagination and the consequences of limiting access to art and ideas.

Charles Mingus - Prayer for Passive Resistance (Live at Antibes)

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George Jefferson and Movin' on Up

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sherman Hemsley died yesterday. He was the actor who played George Jefferson on the TV shows "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"—which ran from 1975 to 1985. Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University and the author of many books, puts the character George Jefferson into context and takes your calls.

Listeners: Call us if you saw yourself or your family reflected in George Jefferson or the story of the Jeffersons. Did you define yourself against the Jeffersons? Call us at 212-433-9692 or comment here. 

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Michael Eric Dyson: Marriage Pledge

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

There's no question that African American families are under assault and that the marriageable pool index of Black people is being undermined by what--over-incarceration of Black me...

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Malcolm X Revisited

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, discusses the book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, written by the late historian Manning Marable.

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Manning Marable Dies On Eve of Redefining Malcolm X Biography

Monday, April 04, 2011

Manning Marable, a pioneering scholar and author of a highly anticipated biography of Malcolm X, died Friday. He was due to speak with us about his new book, out today. Joining us to discuss Marable’s accomplishments and his final work are Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and Melissa Harris-Perry, Associate Professor of Politics and African-American studies at Princeton University. Marable considered "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" book his life's work. It is the definitive account of Malcolm X drawn from primary sources, explains Michael Eric Dyson.


40 Years Later

Friday, April 04, 2008

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and the author of, most recently, April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America (Basic Civitas Books, 2008), looks at the long-term repercussions of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., which happened ...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

On the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Eric Dyson explores the enduring legacy of King’s life, and his death. His new book is April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of ...

Hip-Hop Post Imus

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor at Georgetown University and author of Know What I Mean?: Reflections On Hip Hop, looks at hip-hop culture and the prospect of Don Imus going back on the air.

Know What I Mean? is available for purchase at Amazon.com

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