Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement … Continued


Against the Grain

Frederick Douglass on Race and Democracy

Born a slave, Frederick Douglass became a leading figure in the abolitionist movement. Juliet Hooker recognizes Douglass as a democratic thinker, one who looked to Latin America for instruction and inspiration. Hooker discusses Douglass’s views toward African-American emigration, the contemplated U.S. annexation of Santo Domingo, and the Haitian Revolution. Juliet Hooker, Theorizing Race in the … Continued


There has been a great deal of coverage of the alt-right neo-Nazi movement since the civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia but, despite the Nazi murder of 70 thousand people with disabilities in the period leading up to the Holocaust, little has been said about alt-right, neo-Nazi attitudes toward people with disabilities. In this program, Nadin … Continued


On this morning’s show, UpFront airs clips taken from Constructing the Terrorist Threat, a documentary film in which Deepa Kumar, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, investigates how the Muslim community in the U.S. has been scapegoated post 9/11, despite the reality that the majority of terror attacks are carried out by non-Muslim white … Continued


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