GUEST: MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
After the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, MICHAEL ERIC DYSON wrote an op-ed for the New York Times, “Death in Black and White,” which he bluntly wrote about the grief and rage felt by black America and asked for white America to acknowledge current race relations. In his new book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, Dyson continues that conversation with white America. He argues that real racial progress will happen once white America acknowledges the grievances of black people that are often ignored and overlooked. Dyson is the University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, has been an ordained minister for 35 years, is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and is a contributing editor for The New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. He is author of 19 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. In this hour, Marty sits down Dyson to discuss his new book and race relations in America.