Racism Happens Here

Aug 12, 2016

Ugly incidents in any small town can produce an instant reaction: "that can't happen here." 

Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble, Christiana Clark and Alma Rosa Alvarez in the Exchange studio.
Credit Geoffrey Riley/JPR

  But it did: an African-American employee of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival was the target of ugly racial talk in a brief encounter this summer. 

Christiana Clark posted a video shortly after the event; she joins us for a discussion of what she experienced then and on other occasions.  It's part of our continuing effort to explore racial attitudes, from the perspective of people who are often victims of racism. 

Southern Oregon U. professor Alma Rosa Alvarez is also a guest; SOU's Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble is the guest host.