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Culture and Identity

Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of White Americans

Broadcast date: 11/9/2017

Have you felt discriminated against in the workplace? In health care? What about interactions with law enforcement?  This week we will continue our coverage of the release of a large national poll by NPR in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health which asks people about their personal experiences with discrimination. We will be joining with other NPR member stations for the series called "You, Me and Them: Experiencing Discrimination in America."

Fred Munroe will join the conversation with a local perspective. His guests Dr. Michael Latner, Associate Professor of Political Science at Cal Poly and Kendall Voting Rights Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Stew Jenkins, a San Luis Obispo based attorney known for his civil rights cases, and Chair of the San Luis Obispo ACLU, and Mark Skinner will discuss the experience and views of White Americans--More than half of which say there's discrimination against whites because of race. They will look at the state of discrimination in America and explore the social, political, and economic changes in the U.S. and how they have come to shape perceptions of racial discrimination in the white community. Join the conversation…we would like to hear from you about your personal experiences with discrimination. Call in a be part of the discussion at (805) 781-3875.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.