This audio is an interview led by Dr. Clarence Lang, Chair of the African & African American Studies Department at the University of Kansas, with Jabari Asim. Asim is an author, Editor-in-Chief of The Crisis Magazine, and Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. In this interview Asim discusses his book, What Obama Means:...for Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future as well as many other themes related to the KU 2016 Common Book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
In this podcast Nick Carswell interviews Howard Graham about the selection of the 2016 - 2017 KU Common Book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. They discuss how the text challenges readers to delve into difficult conversations that are relevant to discussions happening on our campus and around the nation.
As part of the 2016 Free State Forum, the ACLU of Kansas brought Leonard Pitts to discuss race and inequality. Kaye McIntyre of KPR sat down with Dr. Clarence Lang, chair of the Department of African and African-American Studies to discuss the way these issues directly affect life in Kansas. Listen here.