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Basic Black Live: Patriotism in the Age of Obama

(Origianally broadcast July 1, 2010)  Heading into the July 4th holiday, Basic Black explores the question: what does patriotism look like when the president is black? We’ll look at several incidents such as: General Stanley McChrystal’s remarks to Rolling Stone, the critical response to the administration’s handling of the BP spill, and African Americans gaining traction in the tea party movement.
Our panel: Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, WGBH Radio; Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, WGBH Radio; Rev. Irene Monroe, syndicated columnist; and Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence, Emerson College.