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May 8, 2017

The United States has a racial problem … and it’s a problem that is not going away anytime soon. The election of Barack Obama as president was seen by many as a turning point in dealing with the situation. Instead, the election seemed to merely exacerbate the problem in many ways. On this week’s Perspective program, the first of a three-part series with the thoughts, experiences and research of three academics who deal with race relations on a daily basis.  

Guest: Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield is a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of several books, most recently the award-winning "No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men's Work." Wingfield specializes in research that examines the intersections of race, gender and class and how they affect social processes at work. She is a recognized expert on the workplace experiences of minority workers in predominantly white professional settings.  

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to