From the election of Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the first African-American woman to join the Massachusetts congressional delegation, to the Black Lives Matter movement bringing broader public attention to racial profiling, there are signs of progress on racial justice matters. But according to author Jabari Asim, much remains to be done. In his new book, Asim examines this country’s history of racial oppression and the ways in which black Americans have responded with tenacity.

Jim Braude was joined by Asim to discuss "We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival."