Responding to Racism and Hate Crimes

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The New York State legislature is currently considering a bill that would make it a felony to publicly display a noose. What is the most effective way to respond to a hate crime? Guests and callers discuss differing perspectives on responding to racism.


John McWhorter, senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute; wrote an All Things Considered commentary about ignoring the hype on noose incidents; author of Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America

Anne Reese Carswell, associate director of the Nyumburu Cultural Center

Luke Visconti, partner and co-founder of Diversity Inc; started a virtual map called "Noose Watch"



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