Author Michael Eric Dyson discusses bigotry and african-american identity in the Obama era. "I don't think we should be post-racial, but I do think we should be post-racist," he says.
Sociologist and cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson talks about his book, Can You Hear Me Now? This program was recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on May 27, 2009.
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.