He’s the son of a biracial couple who worked for equality well before “mixed” marriages were publicly accepted, protested in the 1960s and considered himself a “radical” before reconsidering race relations in America. On the 400th anniversary of African slaves introduced to the Virginia colony, Shelby Steele, the Hoover Institution’s Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow and an award-winning authority on multiculturalism, addresses a Hoover Summer Policy Boot Camp audience on 21st Century America’s struggles with white guilt and black self-victimization.


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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    What an enjoyable interview. You cannot get enough of Shelby Steele. I actually did not know that he was bi-racial so that was an interesting fact to find out. Very much enjoyed the questions from the students – especially the young lady who is the Republican. I hope she takes heart from Professor Steele’s words and know that there are many of us out here who want to talk with her about issues and not just judge her by her skin color. 

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    • August 28, 2019, at 9:46 AM PDT
  2. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member


    Shelby Steele for President. Forever.

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    • August 29, 2019, at 7:14 PM PDT
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