Racism Today

Aug 24, 2016

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How do we define racism today? On one hand we have a new surge of exclusionary attitudes and racial conflicts, while we also have increased awareness and extreme sensitivity over racial issues. We'll look at the history of racism, andhow it is playing out in today's society -- especially here in Maine.

Guests:

Prof. Brian Purnell, Associate Professor, Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College

Dr. Kenneth Lewis, pastor of Green Memorial AME Zion Church

Susan Howe, community organizer, social worker and interfaith chaplain; she interned with the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission