Image - Michael Eric Dyson Commonwealth magazine cover
Image - Michael Eric Dyson
Image - Michael Eric Dyson Commonwealth magazine cover

Michael Eric Dyson: The Politics of Race

How have race relations defined President Obama’s administration? Dyson takes a deeper look and explores the powerful and surprising ways that race and politics have shaped Obama’s identity and time in office. He reveals some of the president’s greatest achievements and most challenging obstacles that will define what kind of legacy Obama leaves behind. Dyson also offers his thoughts on what can be done to spark social change and justice in our country.


Michael Eric Dyson

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Sociology Professor, Georgetown University; Author, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America; Twitter: @MichaelEDyson

LaDoris Cordell

Judge (ret), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission—Moderator