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A Conversation About Conversations About Race

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With the events in Ferguson, MS, Cleveland, OH and Staten Island, NY, as well as the on-going tension between police and many citizens of color here in MD, many people have called for a deeper conversation about race in the United States.  This morning, we re-visit one such conversation we had earlier this year, or more precisely, a conversation about how to have a conversation about race. Jay Smooth hosts “The Underground Railroad,” on W-B-A-I Radio, New York’s longest running hip hop show, as well as a video blog called “Ill Doctrine.”  In 2008, he released a video called “How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist.” Tom spoke with him in March.

Check out the video, "How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist," and Jay's blog, "Ill Doctrine."

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