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Published on Nov 17, 2014
In a time when racial tensions are running high across the country, an area rarely explored is the subject of how white people feel about their racial identity. This is the topic that Whitney Dow, director/producer of "Whiteness Project: Inside the White/Caucasian Box" tackles in this interactive investigation from POV Digital. Mr. Dow joins Op-Ed.TV host Bob Herbert, and Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology at The CUNY Graduate Center, for a revealing look at the benefits and set backs many whites feel their racial identity can cause them. (Taped 11-5-14)
Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV is a weekly half-hour program featuring interviews with significant men and women from a variety of fields: officeholders and activists, economists, labor leaders, writers and artists. Herbert, a longtime journalist and former columnist for The New York Times, takes a close look each week at a compelling contemporary issue. He elicits personal stories and insights into the character of each guest, revealing not just what they believe about a particular issue, but why they believe it.