(Updating this 2016 post of a 1997 interview that seems as timely as ever.)
In his 1997 book A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America, Pulitzer 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. And this interview with Steve James about his acclaimed documentary series America to Me.
And check out even more of my other interviews with thought-leaders through the years on this website, in iTunes, on Spotify, via your favorite podcast player, and at Chicago Public Square.
(Originally posted to this blog Nov. 2, 2016.)