SouthBound: Issac Bailey On Embracing Hard Conversations And Finding His Own Voice
Issac Bailey has had to jump a lot of hurdles.
He grew up in a family marked by violence -- including the arrest of his brother for murder.
He developed a stutter that he has dealt with ever since.
But still, he has been determined to speak out – as a columnist for the Myrtle Beach Sun News, as an instructor at Davidson College, and as the author of a new book called “Why Didn’t We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland.”
Bailey has spent years as a writer and speaker, but now, he says, he may have found the voice that was inside him all along.
Let's keep the conversation going. Who do you want to hear from next on the SouthBound podcast?
- Bailey's new book
- His recent writing for Nieman Reports
- A recent column in the New York Times: "I'm Finally An Angry Black Man"
Other music in this episode:
- Dave Keifer, "Wait Riot"
- Steve Combs, "Learn To Live With What You're Not"
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