Obama, Ferguson, and Race

President Obama announced new efforts yesterday to improve community policing, including a task force that will come up with recommendations for building better relationships between local law enforcement and minorities. The actions come in response to the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo., and nationwide, over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August. But is Obama sidestepping the issue of racism? We hear from one person who argues that he is.


Credits

Guest:
Peniel Joseph - historian and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, founder of the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy - @PenielJoseph

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott