Lessons from Ferguson

September 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Photo credit: Associated Press.

Photo credit: Associated Press.

 

September 26, 2014

WGBH News’ Morning Edition host Bob Seay spoke with Peniel Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University and author of Stokely: A Life, about the continuing lessons from Ferguson, MO about race, civil rights in the aftermath of the killing of an unarmed black youth.

“What you saw in Ferguson in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting was a really militarized police response, where the police were looking at the residents of Ferguson as local enemy combatants instead of citizens who you’re trying to proactively solve situations with,” observed Joseph.

The full conversation from WGBH News:

 

For more on events in Ferguson, watch America After Ferguson on your local PBS station, September 26, 2014 at 8:00pm (EDT).  Follow the conversation on Twitter: @BasicBlackNow or #AfterFergusonPBS.

 

A conversation on “acting white…”

August 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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(Originally streamed July 22, 2010)  After the television broadcasts the panelists on Basic Black (produced by WGBH public broadcasting in Boston) delved into a discussion of the notion of “acting white”.  Our panel:  Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, WGBH Radio; Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News; Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College.

(Click on the image to view video.)

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