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    Racial Division After the Civil War

    Professor Lois Brown talked about the relationship between whites and newly freed blacks in the aftermath of the Civil War. Professor Brown argued that there was a great amount of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on the question “What Do You Think of Starbucks' ‘Race Together’ Initiative?” A video clip was shown from…

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    Open Phones with Ian Haney Lopez

    Ian Haney Lopez, author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, talked about the role of race in U.S. politics and responded…

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    Panel Discussion on Race and Politics

    Ian Haney Lopez, Rick Perlstein, and Leonard Pitts talked about the role of race in U.S. politics. “Race and Politics” was panel discussion at the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books,…

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    Presidents and Race Relations

    April Ryan talked about her book, The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how modern U.S.…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments reacting to the Justice Department’s findings in the investigation into the…

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    Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson, Missouri, Investigation

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the release that day of the results of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the fatal police shooting of…

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    Book Discussion on The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

    Professor Nina Moore talked about her book, The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice, about the role that the public and public-policy makers have played in…

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    Professor David Rice on Black Identity

    In remarks to Wellesley College students Morehouse College psychology professor and author David Rice talked about racism, stereotypes, and the portrayal of black women in the media. He…

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    Book Discussion on Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Change

    Ms. Cohodas discussed her book, Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Change, published by Simon and Schuster, including her reasons for writing it. The book focuses on…

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    Open Phones on The Birth of a Nation

    Dick Lehr and Hari Jones spoke about the 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, and responded to viewer questions and comments. Mr. Lehr is the author of The Birth of A Nation:…

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    Law Enforcement and Race Relations

    James Comey spoke about law enforcement and race relations. He urged police to get to know the communities they serve and talked about the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reaction on FBI Director James Comey telling law enforcement officers to “resist bias and prejudice.”

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    Race Coverage in America

    Panelists talked about media coverage of race issues following grand jury decisions not to indict officers in police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York. They…

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    Youth Forum on Racism

    Panelists talked about racism and its impact on communities, including a Justice Department report that recommended changes to the Cleveland Police Department’s use-of-force…

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    Understanding the Ferguson Protests

    Historians talked about the history of race relations in Ferguson, Missouri, and methods for teaching about race and protest. They also discussed the historical relationship between…

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    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The…

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    Lincoln, Race, and Emancipation

    Professor Brian Dirck talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life as a method of understanding white American’s views on race and slavery both before and during the Civil…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Final Panel

    In a series of interviews, race relations, food security, poverty, and other social issues were talked about. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about her novel Americanah, a Nigerian girl’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Invitation

    Clifton Taulbert talked about his book, The Invitation, a memoir about how he dealt with the experience of a supper invitation to a former plantation house in Allendale, South Carolina,…

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