This year I’ve participated in a set of monthly dialogues with Marc Steiner. Although the structure of the dialogues was and is open, I’ve used this opportunity to talk about intra-racial inequality, particularly because the Steiner Show is on WEAA (Morgan State University’s NPR affiliate). The conversation was a bit choppy–more on my end than Marc’s–but what I tried to do was connect the labor strife in places like Wisconsin to the demonization of certain black populations. Although Wisconsin is one of the whitest states in the union, I’d argue you can’t understand Wisconsin, without understanding contemporary racial politics. As I noted in my last post, non-whites are more likely to be members of unions than whites are.

April 5, 2011 – Hour 2 | The Marc Steiner Show & The Center for Emerging Media.