Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Fire Shut Up in My Bones; Twitter @CharlesMBlow
Ian F. Haney-López, Professor, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Author, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class - Moderator
Charles Blow’s columns deal head-on with the searing issues of social justice, race relations and the pitfalls of politics. As the only African-American columnist on the New York Times Opinion Pages, he writes pieces about American culture that provide powerful insight to the daily headlines. Blow will talk about those issues and his new memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which details the compelling poetry of the small Louisiana town where he grew up – a place where slavery's legacy feels astonishingly close.