Donate

Forum

Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Assessing Racial Equality and Justice in 2013 America


Download audio (MP3)

Robyn Beck/Getty Images
Demonstrators march in Beverly Hills on July 17, 2013 to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Robyn Beck/Getty Images
Demonstrators march in Beverly Hills on July 17, 2013 to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

In the week since the verdict was announced in the Trayvon Martin murder case, many African-Americans have expressed fear, sorrow and anger about the state of racial justice in the U.S. The verdict has focused national attention on issues of race, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. We'll discuss the state of racial equality and justice in 2013, and what civil rights battles lie ahead.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, an Oakland-based non-profit dedicated to advancing economic and social equity; and author of "Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future"
  • Eva Paterson, president and co-founder of Equal Justice Society; former executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights; and co-founder of the California Coalition for Civil Rights
  • Peniel Joseph, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University; and author of "Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama"

Become a KQED sponsor

Audio Archive

Episodes by Date

Calendar is loading...
Loading...

Be a Part of Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Twitter bird in blue

Stay updated on show topics, relevant articles, and easily submit your questions.