Monday, September 12

Racism: alive and thriving

If you think racism and the days of Jim Crow have been relegated to the history books, listen to this first-hand story from This American Life about the travails of a group of refugees on foot trying to get across a bridge and out of New Orleans. The story starts 21:00 into the program, skip ahead if you're tight for time but the whole show really is worth hearing.
"If you are poor and you are black you are not getting out of New Orleans. You are not coming to our territory."

Now try to tell me racism is not thriving in this nation.

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