Race and Party Politics

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wrong_on_race.jpgOn this holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., race is still a major factor in American life and politics. Since 1964, black Americans have voted consistently Democratic, but historically it was the Republicans who opposed slavery, Jim Crow and school segregation. A new book called Wrong on Race argues that contemporary Republicans are getting a bad rap and offers a recommendation. Bruce Bartlett, an aide to then-Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, is the author.

Credits

Guest:
Bruce Bartlett - journalist and historian - @BruceBartlett

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis