After Words with Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson talked about his book, Is Bill Cosby Right: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?, published by Basic Civitas… read more

Michael Eric Dyson talked about his book, Is Bill Cosby Right: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?, published by Basic Civitas Books. The book challenged critical comments comedian Bill Cosby made about lower-income black Americans at a NAACP dinner celebrating Brown v. Board of Education in April 2004. He was interviewed by journalist Debra Dickerson and talked about minority issues, the state of the black community, and other issues.

Michael Eric Dyson is the author of several books including: The Michael Eric Dyson Reader, Open Mike, Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur, Why I Love Black Women, I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr., Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line, Between God and Gangsta Rap, Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, and Reflecting Black. He is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia.

Debra Dickerson has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Vibe, Mother Jones, Slate, the Village Voice, and other publications. She was the National Correspondent for ]Salon], a Beliefnet columnist, and a Senior Editor at US News and World Report. Ms. Dickerson enlisted in the U.S. Air force in 1980 and served until 1992, rising to the rank of Captain. She is the author of The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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After Words with Michael Eric Dyson

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 15, 2005
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May 21, 2005

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  • May 15, 2005 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 15, 2005 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 21, 2005 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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