Morning Edition 6/21: 'Beyond Stereotypes In Black And White'
Beyond the 99 percent versus the one percent...beyond Republican or Democrat...beyond Catholic or Muslim or Southern Baptist or Methodist or Jewish...beyond all that there is a more basic difference and inequality that still exists in this country. That difference and inequality is between so-called 'whites' and blacks or even browns.
Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell knows all about that. She is the author of a book called "Beyond Stereotypes in Black and White: How Everyday Leaders Can Build Healthier Opportunities for African-American Boys and Men."
Dr. Treadwell knows because she's lived it all of her life. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of South Carolina since the Reconstruction, and she had to go to the Supreme Court to get into the school. Since then she has made it her life's work to make it easier for others of color to be able accomplish their goals without having to do what she had to do.
In this beginning of a series of three interviews on race relations in the United States in 2013, I will present ways that local organizations have learned to change this point of view beginning with the youngest children and ending with young men.
Please tune in or listen online to all three of these interviews.