Have you ever caught your self telling a joke with racial overtones? There is a culture of denial within America’s white community about the existence of racism. In a poll a few years back, only 22 percent of white people believed that racism is a major societal problem. Paul Kivel is not one of them. That’s why his book ‘Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice’ is in its 4th printing. He provokes us all to re-consider the notion that America, because of the election of Barack Obama as President, is now, somehow, a ‘post-racial’ society. He suggests some provocative ways to test our notions about class and race, hoping the discomfort associated with the answers might lead to greater awareness of our own feelings. Prepare for a jolt of reality with this episode.
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