#458 : The past and future of race and democracy in America.

The past and future of race and democracy in America. How Reconstruction remade the Constitution. The centrality of racial justice in progressive politics today. Plus,  Bill Press takes stock of the Justice Department under Bill Barr.

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Historian Eric Foner on the ongoing battle over who is considered equal under the law.  Peniel Joseph on why the strength of the Democratic Party lies in its diversity. Plus, Bill Press talks about justice in the Trump Administration with Ed Chung, Vice President for Criminal Justice Reform at The Center for American Progress


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Eric Foner

Eric Foner is one of this country’s most prominent historians. His newest book tells how the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments altered the course of history and changed what it means to be an American.

Peniel Joseph

Peniel Joseph is a leading public scholar on race and democracy in America. Looking ahead to 2020, he says Democrats are ready for a more progressive Party,  but can only win if that includes a commitment to black voters and their interests.

Ed Chung

Bill Press talks to Ed Chung, Vice President for Criminal Justice Reform at The Center for American Progress. He follows the Barr Justice Department and says loyalty to Trump is replacing the “rule of law”.

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