Beyond Black & White: Rethinking Race
A generation removed from the civil rights movement, the achievement of racial equality and social justice for African Americans seems more remote than ever. Life expectancy for black men is below retirement age. Median black income is 60% that of whites. At the same time, affirmative action, Black Studies programs and other gains of the civil rights era are under attack from the renascent right.
Recorded at the Brecht Forum.
Manning Marable, a renowned scholar, was professor of public affairs, political science, history and African American studies at Columbia University. His syndicated column “Along the Color Line” appeared in over 400 newspapers and journals worldwide. He’s the author of many books including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, Living Black History, and his masterwork Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Manning Marble died in New York in 2011.