The world rarely divides neatly into “good guys” and “bad guys.” But nonetheless, we often fall back into simple frameworks for interpretting the news. Howard Ross joins Kojo to discuss how these hardened narratives affect the way we talk about race, gender and class. Plus we look at the origins of the term “African American” and the labels we use to describe cultural heritage.


  • Howard Ross Diversity consultant; Principal, Cook Ross
  • Ramona Edelin Executive Director, DC Association of Chartered Public Schools; former Director of the National Urban Coalition

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