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The Keenest Observers: Claudia Rankine And 'Just Us'

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Can we talk? Too often in America, the answer is no. Not if the conversation involves us talking to people who are unlike us or who do not think like us in political and other defining ways.

Claudia Rankine is poet, playwright, professor, and just plain creator, and she takes on our age of outspoke white supremacy in the book Just Us: An American Conversation.

Robert Goodwin is back to host Claudia in another edition of The Keenest Observers.

Just Us concludes a three-book cycle that includes Don't Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen.

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