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May 22, 2017

When it comes to race relations, the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States did little to make things better for America’s black community. One black educator and researcher says it was a great moment for people of color, and it was a moment he never thought he’d see in his lifetime, but the growth of white supremacy groups continued, racial inequalities continued, and the problems between police and blacks continued. On this week’s Perspective program, the conclusion of a three-part series with the thoughts, experiences and research of three academics who deal with race relations on a daily basis.

Guest: Christopher Brown, an associate professor of communication studies at Minnesota State University. He has published research on race and communication, and integrates philosophical work on race and critical race theories into understanding systems of privilege and institutional racism.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program from K-State Research and Extension and hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades. The program has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.