In 2008, a country still haunted by the ghosts of slavery chose a Black man as its leader. It was a moment filled with optimism, and considered by many a turning point for race relations.
Eight years later, things feel different. Police shootings, #BlackLivesMatter, concerns over immigrants and refugees, political correctness, and a rise in White nationalism have dominated the news. A poll from July 2016 found that 69% of Americans say that race relations are “generally bad”—the highest level of tension recorded since the Rodney King beating in 1992.
Join us for a Think & Drink event with Humanities Washington and KUOW featuring Seattle Central College professor and writer Daudi Abe and Pacific Lutheran University sociologist Teresa Ciabattari. Moderated by Humanities Washington’s Zaki Hamid.
Naked City Brewery is at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.