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Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. sets historical context around the complexity of the moments we are witnessing around racial injustice in the United States and how the black community has always been subject to a certain kind of surveillance: over policed and under protected. To drive meaningful change, we need to continue having authentic and genuine conversations about race and injustice that work towards a better future. SPOTLIGHT: Akain Rowland, Founder & Owner of Scoops ‘N’ Smiles.

Duration: 33-minutes

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About the Guest:

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is an intellectual who speaks to the complex dynamics of the American experience. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, take a wide look at black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States, and the challenges our democracy faces. He is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson. In his writings, the country’s complexities, vulnerabilities, and the opportunities for hope come into full view. Hope that is, in one of his favorite quotes from W.E.B Du Bois, “not hopeless, but a bit unhopeful.”

He is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies, a program he first became involved with shaping as a doctoral candidate in Religion at Princeton.

Glaude’s most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, is scheduled for release August 4, 2020. He is a columnist for Time Magazine and a MSNBC contributor on programs like Morning Joe and Deadline Whitehouse with Nicolle Wallace. Glaude also hosts the podcast AAS 2.

Judith Williams
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, SAP

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Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor & Chair, Center for African American Studies at Princeton University

Follow Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.: @esglaude

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