Very Fine People: Or, How to Stop Worrying and Talk About Race, White Nationalism and Trump in America

Colin Kaepernick. Charlottesville. Identity politics. Travel ban. Black Lives Matter. Build That Wall. Trump. A decade after the United States elected its first black president and pondered whether it had become a post-racial society, race is a more prominent and intransigent problem than ever. In this dialogue about racism’s complexities and societal implications, we’ll ask: How did we get here? Why does such an artificial category continue to hold sway over our lives, and, most crucially, where can we go from here?

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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