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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Modern Racism & Institutional Violence

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 26, 2014) – Racial tensions and civil unrest erupted across America, again, following the decision this week by a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, to not indict a white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.  Ahead of the grand jury’s decision, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, and University of Utah Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies Edmund Fong discussed modern American race relations and institutional violence, and answered questions from students.

While the United States no longer endures explicit racial violence and open discrimination as in the past,  Gill and Fong discuss how racism and violence directed at black and latino men is now mostly implicit and institutionalized by the criminal justice system.

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Produced by KCPW Studios
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