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Basic Black Live: The Realities of Affirmative Action

(Originally broadcast May 20, 2010)  This week on Basic Black we discussed the consideration of affirmative action in the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.  Our panel: Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, chief medical officer, The Dimock Center; Latoyia Edwards, New England Cable News; Daren Graves, assistant professor of education, Simmons College; and Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence, Emerson College.

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Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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