Book Discussion on Racial Paranoia

John Jackson talked about his book Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (Basic Civitas Books, March 24,… read more

John Jackson talked about his book Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (Basic Civitas Books, March 24, 2008). He talked about the relationship between race, racism, and racial paranoia and why it is difficult to talke about race. Professor Jackson talked about the current state of race matters in the United States and used recent events such as Hurricane Katrina, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and comedian Dave Chappelle walking away from his television show to illustrate the concept of racial paranoia. He advocated building social connections and holding the difficult conversations to transcend racial paranoia. He responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Racial Paranoia

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jun 21, 2008
Last Aired:
Jul 2, 2008

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  • Jun 21, 2008 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 22, 2008 | 3:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 02, 2008 | 11:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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