2020-02-18 11:39:18

Getting Smart About Race: An American Conversation


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Margaret L. Andersen, the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware.


She is the author of several books, including Race in Society: The Enduring American Dilemma, as well as Thinking about Women.


She has co-edited the anthologies, Race, Class and Gender, and Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape. Her new book is Getting Smart About Race: An American Conversation.


When Donald Trump won the Presidency in 2016, it was a political earthquake that shattered friendships, neighborly relationships, and even families.

Much of the fissures have been around race given how Trump has based his ideology on white supremacist views.

But Trump’s election was just the latest battlefront in the war over race and racism in America – a war that has never been properly reconciled.

Our guest has written a powerful new book about the necessity of such a reconciliation needing to happen on a daily basis and in all aspects of our lives.

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman.

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