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The 2014 State of Race in America Symposium – Race, Media and Politics Panel

April 11, 2014

Interviews of Mayors Michael Nutter and Mitch Landrieu provide a perspective on the role of race in local politics, looking at how Philadelphia and New Orleans have addressed racial issues and divides. Additionally, the way the media cover issues such as housing, education, and violence is especially important in the formation of racial and cultural attitudes. The panel provides two mayors’ perspective on the representation of race and racially charged political issues in the media.
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