Left of Black with Sandy Darity and Duchess Harris





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Uploaded on Sep 20, 2011

Season 2, Episode 2

On the September 19th broadcast of 'Left of Black' host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by noted economist William "Sandy" Darity, the Arts & Sciences Professor of Public Policy, Professor of African and African-American Studies and Economics at Duke University. Darity discusses the Obama Administration's methods of tackling the economic crisis and reveals his own approach to combating unemployment. The professor then delves into his projects that educate youth by providing "gifted-quality education" and teaching research skills. Darity, who is Chair of the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke, also highlights the importance of African and African American studies to all Americans.

The episode will also feature Duchess Harris, associate professor of American studies at Macalester College in Minnesota and author of Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Obama. In her book, Harris tours the movements of black feminist women under different presidencies and tells the story of the formation of the National Black Feminists Organization and Combahee River Collective, while highlighting how the face of feminism changes. Harris also discusses the current controversy surrounding the film The Help.

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