In author Jabari Asim's fictionalized St. Louis -- the 'Gateway City' first introduced in his short story collection 'A Taste of Honey' –- characters come to grips with the fallout of the civil rights era in surprising ways. We talk with Asim about the fictional world he created and examine the realities of how we deal with race in America today.
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- Rene Aubourg Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Director of International Programs for the Center for Public Finance Research at the School of Public Affairs, American University
- Joel Dreyfuss Managing Editor, TheRoot.com
- Dan Erikson Now with the State Department
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