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What Does the Resurgence of White Supremacy Mean for the Future of Race Relations?

Lawrence D. Bobo

Lawrence D. Bobo | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian
Cross Campus DTLA
800 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Recommended parking is available for $6 after 4:00 PM in the Joe's Parking garage at 746 S. Hope Street.
Metro: 2 blocks away at 7th St./Metro Center
Moderated by Sandy Banks, L.A. Times Columnist

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since the current administration took office. Majorities of Americans, across all demographics, say race relations have worsened in the last two years, and reports of hate crimes are soaring. Are these trends merely temporary, the short-term product of an angry era, unregulated digital media, and divisive political leadership? Or will the resurgence of white supremacy lead to a deeper shift in how Americans relate to each other? Harvard University sociologist Lawrence D. Bobo visits Zócalo to examine how the white supremacy of today is forging the America of tomorrow.