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Author and professor, Dr. Carol Anderson.  Source: womensfoundca.org

Author and professor, Dr. Carol Anderson. Source: womensfoundca.org

Inconsistency and contradiction are no strangers to American policy and politics.

One of the true ironies of the American civil rights movement is that while the U.S. was trying to lead the way in developing a framework for international human rights, it was leaving its own citizens behind, refusing to acknowledge the systematic social abandonment of African Americans.

On this edition we’ll hear about this deep discrepancy at the heart of America’s struggle for civil rights and human rights.

Featuring:

Dr. Carol Anderson, visiting professor, Harvard University, author of “Eyes Off the Prize: the United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights.”

This week’s host: Tena Rubio.

For more information:

Women’s Foundation of California (San Francisco) – San Francisco, CA

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Washington, DC

Washington DC Youth Council – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Labor Civil Rights Center – Washington, DC

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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