Jefferson Exchange | May 9, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Race On The Stage

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Theater professor Eric Levin discusses race and theater in history and the present.

Can you imagine a white actor playing a part in blackface in today's world? 

That change is one example of the evolution of attitudes toward race in America. 

And entertainment has been part of the change. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 8, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Invisible: Black Women In America

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Kristie Dotson leads us into a chat on racism and ignorance.

The recent controversy over race and the NBA--it got a team owner banned for life--reminded us that the issue of race always simmers, never cools. 

And notice: African-American men get much of the attention. 

That is one of the main points of Michigan State professor Kristie Dotson. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 20, 2014 | 8:30
10:37 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Race And Justice On MLK Week

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Marvin Woodard, Jr. discusses social justice and coming conference on it at Southern Oregon U.

Maybe we're not always talking nicely, but you have to admit, the election and re-election of Barack Obama certainly got us talking about race just a bit more. 

In fact, Southern Oregon University made race its campus theme for the current academic year. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 8, 2014 | 9:00
10:29 am
Wed January 8, 2014

"A Dreadful Deceit" About Race

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Jacqueline Jones talks about fluid descriptions of races--and some truly awful treatment of people--in American history.

Maybe we're finally getting away from the idea of different races, but in no great hurry. 

Remember, people once referred to "the Jewish race," among other things.  Science has established that there's ONE race--human--but the old ways die hard. 

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