Expert comment: Don Imus Returns to Radio: Have We Learned Anything?

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Note: Penn has an available uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Expert:

Dr. John L. Jackson Jr.

Associate Professor of Communication and Anthropology

University of Pennsylvania

Research interests:

* The impact of media on urban life.

* How does the subject of race affect everyday life in America?

* Race and paranoia in America.

Quote:  

"America is awash in race-based paranoia, and none of the old tools we've used to talk about racial divisions in the past works very well to address our present problems.  Most of the current disputes are about newfangled tensions dressed up to look like old-fashioned gripes.  Recognizing that fact is a necessary part of the solution."