We were warned in 1997 of 'underground prejudice'


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In his 1997 book A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America,
Pulitzer Prize winner David K. Shipler documented a major split among Americans: "The divide between those who see racism and those who do not."
And he sounded an alarm about what many then might not have perceived: "How much prejudice has gone underground since the civil rights movement."
Here's my 1997 interview with Shipler, aired 19 years ago today.
Sadly, it doesn't sound dated.

Related listening: A panel discussion I led in July on the future of integration.

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