James Braxton Peterson

Lehigh University

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James Braxton Peterson professor of English and director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University. He also hosts The Remix podcast on Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY.

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After condemning Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan on Monday, President Trump spoke again yesterday of this weekend’s violence at the University of Virginia.

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