City Journal contributing editor Howard Husock is joined in the studio by Shelby Steele to discuss the state of race relations in American society, the history of black protest movements, and other subjects.

Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, specializing in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. His books include The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America (1990), which won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era (2006); and Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country (2015). He has been honored with the Bradley Prize and the National Humanities Medal, and his work on the 1991 documentary Seven Days in Bensonhurst was recognized with an Emmy Award.

Read Steele’s latest essay for the Wall Street Journal, “Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate.” A transcript of the conversation can be found at City Journal.

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  1. colleenb Member
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    Enlightening words from Professor Steele.  (One does wonder if there are any unenlightening words that come from – even when he’s ordering breakfast!)  There was interesting Federalist article about how Americans still ‘owe’ recognition/help, etc to African-Americans and Native Americans because of their special history in this country (as opposed to prejudice against Hispanics, Asians, gay community).  I’d be interested in what Professor Steele would think about that.  Thanks again for this discussion. 

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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Enlightening words from Professor Steele. (One does wonder if there are any unenlightening words that come from – even when he’s ordering breakfast!) There was interesting Federalist article about how Americans still ‘owe’ recognition/help, etc to African-Americans and Native Americans because of their special history in this country (as opposed to prejudice against Hispanics, Asians, gay community). I’d be interested in what Professor Steele would think about that. Thanks again for this discussion.

    That is a good point to bring up Native Americans as well. Unfortunately, their communities on reservations experience a lot of the same problems that occur on the south side of Chicago but get even less publicity.

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