Khalil Muhammad, America, United States discussed on All Things Considered


Today we like to leave you with some thoughts from a few of our recent guest we've been asking people to tell us what to watch or read to help us understand this moment in American life here's some of what they told us I'm Keisha Blain and associate professor of history at the university of Pittsburgh and I would recommend Khalil Muhammad's the condemnation of blackness race crime and the making of modern urban America this book will help readers understand how the idea of black criminality came to develop in the United States they will provide a broad overview of not just a policing in the US but also how the ideas of race and crime intersex Wallace Jefferson on the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas I hope that people will take the opportunity to go see come from away it is a Broadway play about nine eleven and when all the planes were diverted many of them arrived in the small town of Gander Newfoundland and it is an inspiring story of how people of very diverse backgrounds and political orientations and gender orientations and races work together as a community to embrace the freedoms that our nation and the world endeavor for it is inspiring and it tells me that in times of great distress it is not impossible in fact people are hungering for the ability to work together toward a greater good that was Wallace Jefferson and Keesha Blaine if you missed our conversations with them you can go back and listen at NPR dot org to.

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