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What Is The Current State Of Race Relations In The Country?

Ibram Kendi
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Ibram Kendi

The Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys linked arms on the sidelines last night during the national anthem at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Cowboys took a knee on the field before the anthem. That capped off an NFL weekend in which many players responded to comments made by President Trump at a rally on Friday in Alabama.

The president has said his objections to players not standing for the anthem are about respect for the flag, and not race — but outside the White House, his comments are largely being viewed as being about race.

To gauge the current state of race relations in the country, I’m joined by Ibram Kendi. He's a professor of history and international relations and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.