Some critics have called President Trump's "America First" rhetoric "racist." Same with his executive orders to build a wall along the U.S. Mexico border or ban refugees from Muslim-majority countries. At the same time, others have questioned how protectionist policies are actually racist ... prompting us at Forum to ask: what does "racism" really mean today? In this hour, we take a closer look at racism in a politically divided and diverse America.
What Does "Racism" Mean Today?
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Nikki Jones , associate professor in African American studies, UC Berkeley
Catherine Orr, professor and chair of Critical Identity studies, Beloit College
Pedro Noguera, professor of education, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; executive director, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools