We were warned of 'underground prejudice'

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
In his 1997 book A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in AmericaPulitzer Prize winner David K. Shipler documented a major split among Americans: “The divide between those who see racism and those who do not.”

And he sounded an alarm about what many then might not have perceived: “how much prejudice has gone underground since the civil rights movement.”

Here’s my Nov. 2, 1997, interview with Shipler.

Sadly, it doesn’t sound dated.


Related listening: A panel discussion I led in July 2016 on the future of integration.

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