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Is Gay the New Black? - Michael Eric Dyson

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Uploaded on Jun 5, 2009

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/27/Michael_Eri...

Author Michael Eric Dyson dissects the relation between the gay rights movement and the civil rights movement. "Many African-American people forget that the civil rights movement itself was borrowed," says Dyson. "Pay some royalties to Mahatma Gandhi, because that's where King got it."

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Sociologist and cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson talks about his book, Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson.

Named one of the 100 most influential black Americans by Ebony magazine, Dyson touches on politics, the arts and the personal, including justice, poverty, faith and spirituality.

Known as the "hip-hop" intellectual, he examines issues of class, race and poverty, and political strife. - Commonwealth Club of California

Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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