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This edition: Fighting for Civil Rights, Then & Now with Dr. Ron Daniels

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 8, 2015.

First aired: December 21, 2015.

We seem to be in a period of great ferment, if not turmoil, in the United States right now. We’ve had a terror attack in California, and mass shootings have become a standard feature of American daily life. Meanwhile, protests have erupted across the country in response to police shootings, many of them captured on video and some of them clearly indefensible. And, we are in the midst of a presidential election campaign, the likes of which many say they have never seen. Donald Trump is far ahead of the GOP pack with his bombastic and often offensive rhetoric. What does it all mean? We try to sort it all out with a longtime veteran of America’s political and civil rights upheavals, Dr. Ron Daniels, a former head of the Center for Constitutional Rights who is now a distinguished lecturer at CUNY’s York College in Queens, as well as president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century.

Guest List

Dr. Ron Daniels Distinguished Lecturer, York College/CUNY