Why Can't Americans Talk About Race? Why can't Americans communicate about race? Farai Chideya talks with Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, a Professor Emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, and author of the book Race and Justice: Rodney King and O.J. Simpson in a House Divided.; Charles Ogletree; and Jesse Clemenko, Professor of Law and Founder and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School.