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20 January 2017

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University)

John and Glenn express their outrage at the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. They consider the intersection of violent crime, stereotyping, and “stop and frisk” policies. Glenn explores possible reasons for higher rates of violence in black communities and extols the benefits of organized black protest against police brutality in the wake of this tragedy. John and Glenn liken the Trayvon Martin killing of 2012 to the Emmett Till lynching of 1955. John admits that this case helps him better understand the 1992 LA riots, while Glenn offers a potentially more effective alternative than civil disorder to help the black poor.

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Recorded:Mar 23    Posted:Mar 25, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Mar 25, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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