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Dear President: What You Need to Know About Race

Originally Aired: Thursday, December 1

Rebecca Carroll, WNYC's editor of special projects

Dear President: What You Need To Know About Race is WNYC’s post-election series of first-person radio essays by leading black thinkers, writers and activists exploring a broad range of personal truths about being Black in America to help set a new agenda for racial equality.

We gathered in The Greene Space at WNYC for a series of micro-conversations based on the themes of these essays. Hear from novelist and Dear President essayist Kaitlyn Greenidge, filmmaker Stephen Winter (“Jason & Shirley”), Colorlines editorial director Akiba Solomon, David Carr fellow at The New York Times Greg Howard, GARAGE magazine editor-in-chief Thessaly La Force, and comedian and writer Negin Farsad. Poet Chimene Suleyman also performed.

Hosted by Rebecca Carroll, WNYC’s editor of special projects and critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Time.

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