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How the words of James Baldwin in 1968 connect to America present-day

In July 1968, Esquire published an interview with James Baldwin. Now, we revisit its legacy, impact and modern-day relevance.

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Conversations like the ones we're having now are taxing. And if you're thinking, 'We've been through this before,' you're right.

One important and provocative voice of the civil rights era was James Baldwin. He addressed the issue of racial inequality with a direct and unflinching demeanor.

In July 1968, Esquire published an interview with Baldwin. Now, we revisit its legacy, impact and modern-day relevance.

The above segment is from the Matter of Fact Listening Tour hosted by Soledad O’Brien.

“The Hard Truth About Bias” features conversations about the relationship of race and privilege, racial stress, the impact of bias in the images and language in our daily news and information, and the creation of stereotypes and how they influence the way we think.

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