FROM Bryan Stevenson
Can the US Talk Race without Dealing with Lynchings? This summer, research by the Equal Justice Initiative revealed that there were 3,959 lynchings of black Americans between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and 1950. That's 700 more than previously reported. Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative , is working to put up historical markers for every lynching. He's a Harvard-educated lawyer, who's argued cases before the US Supreme Court. He's also the grandson of an American slave.
Can the US Talk Race without Dealing with Lynchings? South Carolina, Alabama and other states are taking another look at the Confederate Flag and the history it represents. In the meantime, another kind of memorial is being proposed. Is it time to formally recognize the history of lynchings of black Americans? Bryan Stevenson is a Harvard-educated lawyer, who's argued cases before the US Supreme Court. He's also the grandson of an American slave, and founder of the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative . This year, its research revealed that there were 3,959 lynchings of black Americans Between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and 1950. That's 700 more than previously reported.
Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice After a grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, people took to the streets in 170 cities. Some said the lack of indictment proved that in the streets of America, black lives don’t matter. Reaction to the grand jury decision exposed deep racial divisions over how the justice system works in this country. Do America’s multiple justice systems provide equal treatment under the law or do they perpetuate the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow?
Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice Street protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri to 170 cities last night. The “non-indictment” of Officer Darren Wilson has sparked frustration and anger. Wilson says he’d have shot Michael Brown — even if he had been white. But polls show black and white Americans sharply divided. Do America’s multiple justice systems provide equal treatment under the law, or do they perpetuate the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.