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Guest Richard Williams was scheduled to appear on the program today, but he is doing his civic duty and attending the demonstrations in Ferguson, for which we are pleased.
We are joined by Norman Otis Richmond, veteran of the struggle against racism on this continent. From the vortex of activism over Ferguson he praises Richard Williams' new book ‘Black and White, The Way I See It.' Otis Richmond reminds us that Missouri had a long history of legal segregation.
Richmond makes clear that Black leaders have to avoid the role of “buffer” for the White power structure of state and federal governments, and that it is time to resume the struggle for affirmative action to correct injustice that began with slavery.
After 100 years of slavery, affirmative action is the only answer. After all, it worked for the Irish-American community.
Norman Otis Richmond
Black and White: The Way I See It
Hardcover – May 6 2014
by Richard Williams (Author), Bart Davis (Contributor)