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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Black mothers and the "Hero Mom"

May 1, 2015

After the broadcast, the conversation about Baltimore took a look at the video that went viral: Toya Graham beating her son for participating in riots. Graham was quickly -- and problematically -- dubbed the "Hero Mom" but a closer look at her actions exposed the deeper meaning of the everyday heroics of black mothers.

Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Phillip Atiba Goff, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, UCLA; Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School of Government
- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News