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    U.S., Germany and Memorializing Racial Trauma

    Susan Neiman is the author of Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil, which describes Germany’s reconciliation with its past -- particularly World War II. She discussed what Americans can…

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    A Promised Land

    Former President Barack Obama reflected on his life and political career. This virtual program was hosted by the Washington Post Live in Washington, D.C.

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    The Atlantic Festival, Panel on Racism and Corporate Responsibility

    In this portion of The Atlantic Festival, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson was among the panelists discussing the intersection of racism and corporate responsibility. He talked about the…

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    Politico Forum on Women and Leadership, Part 1

    During the morning session of a Politico all-day forum on women in leadership in politics, sports, and business. Sexual harassment in the workplace was a major focus of the session. The…

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    Racial Profiling

    A family discussed an encounter with the Washington, D.C., police and the subject of racial profiling. Kelly Amis showed a clip of her documentary film, Think of Calvin, which chronicled the incident. “Think of Calvin: One…

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    Prisoner Rehabilitation

    Nneka Jones Tapea, the executive director of the Cook County Department of Corrections, and Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life Reentry project, discussed the challenges facing those…

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    Talking about Race

    The Atlantic hosted a day-long series of panel discussions on race relations and criminal justice. This portion of the event involved a conversation with NPR special correspondent Michele Norris and Atlantic national…

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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 account of…

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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    Seven of the nine Democratic presidential candidates debated a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues. Paul Anger moderated the debate. The candidates responded to questions from Mr.…

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    Does Race Still Matter? Panel

    Authors Gwen Ifill and Michele Norris talked about their books about race. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “Does Race Still Matter?” was a panel of the ninth…

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    Michele Norris in Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson

    Two journalists talked about their books and an exploration of “the hidden conversation on race” taking place in the country. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor…

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    The Grace of Silence: A Memoir

    Michele Norris talked about her book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir (Pantheon, 2010). Her examination of her family’s racial perceptions focused on her maternal grandmother’s short career as a traveling…

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    The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

    David Remnick talked about his book The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (Knopf; April 6, 2010). In his book, which was previously presented in a distilled format as a magazine…

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    Media Coverage of Racial Issues

    A panel discussion was held on the differences in news coverage between non-traditional media and traditional media as blogs, Web aggregators, and talk radio challenge television and newspapers as…

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    News Coverage of Hurricane Katrina

    New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin spoke about devastation to New Orleans created by Hurricane Katrina and on-going recovery and reconstruction efforts in the city. Prior to his remarks a panel…

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    The Media's Role in Covering Health Risks

    Journalists talked about the media’s role in covering stories about health risks to children. Among the issues they addressed were the reliability of sources, the pressure to break stories,…

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    Drug Abuse & Inner-City Children

    Michelle Norris, a staff writer for the Washington Post, spoke to Lew Ketcham on her latest series concerning the urban drug problem and its impact on children. She also took questions from…

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