The State Of Race Relations In The South
The recent shootings at a Charleston church that appear to have been racially motivated along with a series of African-Americans who have lost their lives at the hands of police have re-opened this country’s on-again, off-again conversation on race. Have we ever acknowledged the true nature of the racial tension that seems to grip the country? Can we hold an open, honest conversation on the topic? Is the South’s relationship with race any different from that of the rest of the country?
Mary C. Curtis- Journalist who covers politics, culture and race, contributor to many media outlets, including NPR, The Washington Post, and WCCB-TV Charlotte
Robert Dawkins - Press and Publicity Chair for the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP
Dianne English - Executive Director of Community Building Initiative, a Charlotte non-profit that focuses on issues of equity and diversity