Racism, Roseanne and Social Politics

ABC is axing the hit-comedy “Roseanne”over the TV star’s racist tweets. The network canceled its top-rated prime time show after Roseanne Barr compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.  This comes amid a wave of issues about race over the past few weeks, including, the Starbucks arrest and the NFL National Anthem protests.


Dr. Greg Carr, Chair, Afro-American Studies, Howard University

Eunique Jones-Gibson, Creator, “Because of Them, We Can”

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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