Wright's Remarks Spark Dialogue on Race in U.S.

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The controversial comments made by Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, have inspired conversations about race relations in America today. Guests and callers weigh in on whether people speak honestly about race when they have discussions in diverse groups.

Guests:

Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune columnist and moderator of the blog Exploring Race

Gregory Rodriguez, columnist for The Los Angeles Times and director of the California Fellows Program at the New America Foundation

Kathy Kramer Walsh, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin

How Do Americans Talk About Race?

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Sen. Barack Obama spoke on Tuesday about the role race has played in the presidential campaign and addressed the racially charged remarks made by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Guests and callers weigh in on the ways in which Americans talk about race in public and in private.

Guests:

Erin Aubry Kaplan, columnist for The Los Angeles Times, author of the op-ed "Black Isn't Enough"

Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at the University of Texas; author of The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege

Michael Meyers, executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition; author of the Los Angeles Times op-ed "Obama Blew It"

Gustavo Arellano, writer of the Ask a Mexican column

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