Mary Frances Berry on post-racial America

Mary Frances Berry, historian and former chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was in Boston February 19 to discuss her latest book, as well as her career in Washington.

Highlights:

Berry on Eric Holder’s “nation of cowards” speech: “It was a gutsy thing for him to do.”

Berry on NY Post cartoon depicting Obama/chimpanzee : “I can agree that it’s racist, but they have a right to say that.”

The original conversation is about an hour long, so I cut it into 7 10-minute segments.  It is well worth worth watching the whole conversation if you can.

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