Sociologist, historian, philosopher, editor, writer, and activist, W.E.B. DuBois was one of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century. The first African-American Ph.D.
On February 5, John and Ken will talk to Michael Dawson from the University of Chicago about Reparations. February is, of course, Black History Month, and we often try to schedule programs in that month that question our assumptions about African-American history, politics, and culture. In fact, our third-ever live broadcast (at the end of January 2004, truth be told) was a conversation with Anthony Appiah from Princeton about the very concept of Race. So in the spirit of the month, we present this playlist of some past episodes on topics of African-American relevance. Of course such issues come up often throughout our programs, but hey you gotta start somewhere.
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The concept of equality is as important to America's self-conception as it is confusing. What sort of equality? Equality before the law; equality of opportunity; equal access to all the benefits
Is race a discredited pseudo-scientific category? Or a real dimension of difference among humans? Or a socially constructed reality? What difference does it make? John and Ken question the categor
Many people identify strongly with the ethnic or racial group to which they belong – as Jews, or African-Americans, or Latinos. But to which groups does a person truly belong? President Obama ha
From the abolition of slavery to the Black Power movement, African-American unity has been considered a powerful method to achieve freedom and equality.
Whether for counterterrorism measures, street level crime, or immigration, racial profiling of minorities occurs frequently.
“White privilege” has become a buzzword in discussions about racial inequality and racial justice.
Addressing our nation’s history of racial injustice can be a truly backbreaking endeavor.
The United States brutally enslaved African Americans for its first hundred or so years of existence.