In her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, writer Carol Anderson argues that the threat of black advancement is what fuels white rage.
Ferguson, Missouri, became a flashpoint for nationwide protests after the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer. According to Anderson, the media reporting on Ferguson focused on black rage and clashes between the black community and police. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Anderson makes the case that this was, instead, "white rage at work."
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss her book are writer and Professor of African-American studies at Emory University Carol Anderson; and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Manager of Program Initiatives Christopher Miller.
Tune in to Cincinnati Edition August 20 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.