Racism

Oberlin College's Emeritus Professor of Anthropology Dr. Jack Glazier offers a penetrating look at Hopkinsville and Christian County in his book, which is part ethnography and part historical narrative, titled Been Coming Through Some Hard Times - Race, History and Memory in Western Kentucky. Glazier met with Hopkinsville groups last year to discuss his conclusion: that structural inequality persists in the community. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Glazier about the root of his interest in Hopkinsville, the historical significance of Kentucky granting marriage rights to African Americans and the failure of the Freedman's Bureau in the city.

Murray State University hosts a teach-in today titled "Eracism 101," an effort in advancing the community in conversation on race in a positive way. Tracie Gilbert, Minority Teaching Fellow in the MSU Department of Psychology, English & Philosophy says the lack of touching the topic of race and racism fosters ignorance and that aversion and denial is what leads to the perpetuation of injustices. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the courageous conversations and what the event hopes to achieve.

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