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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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    Clarence Page on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, a collection of columns that he had written between 1984 and 2014 on a range of…

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    Book Discussion on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

    Michael Ross talked about his book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, about the 1970 kidnapping of Mollie Digby, a white…

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    "Justice for All" March

    Reverend Al Sharpton led the “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C. following the lack of indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner…

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    Al Sharpton on His "Justice for All" March

    Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, discussed his “Justice for All March” being held that day in Washington, D.C., to protest police brutality and the lack of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Have race relations improved during Obama’s presidency?” The question was inspired by an article in The Hill.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “How can trust be rebuilt between police and communities?”

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    Presidential Meeting with Community Leaders and Law Enforcement

    President Obama spoke to reporters following a meeting with community leaders and law enforcement officials, including some from Ferguson, Missouri. He announced a series of…

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