RACE AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Michael Eric Dyson in conversation with Theodore Ross
Council Chambers: 3:15—4:15pm
Michael Eric Dyson discusses race and the presidential election with his editor at the New Republic, Theodore Ross. Dyson’s articles “Yes She Can: Why Hillary Clinton will do more for black people than Obama” and “The Ghost of Cornel West: What happened to American’s most exciting black scholar?” will provide the background for their conversation.
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON is the author of sixteen books including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right?, and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He was named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, DC.
THEODORE ROSS is a features director at the New Republic. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Businessweek, VICE, the Oxford American, and many other publications. He is also the author of a memoir, Am I a Jew?