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Washington Squares

Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, The Week) and Jamelle Bouie (The American Prospect)

On Washington Squares, Michael Brendan Dougherty and Jamelle Bouie begin by asking whether the Trayvon Martin case can be separated from the larger arguments liberals and conservatives want to make about the country. Michael thinks Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law is fine on paper but bad in practice. Jamelle is surprised at the amount of open racism on the Internet, and Michael and Jamelle discuss whether racism is actually growing in the digital age. They next discuss why social progress should never be taken for granted. Jamelle argues that America will never really be a minority-majority country, and Michael finishes by asking whether “blackness” will always be America’s most prominent social divide.

Recorded: Mar 30   Posted: Apr 1, 2012
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Washington Squares | Apr 1, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty & Jamelle Bouie

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