Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson joins Kojo to discuss her new memoir and explore how her experiences growing up in Chicago frame her perspectives about race and opportunity in the United States.
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- Stephen Vladeck Professor of Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction, American University's Washington College of Law
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