Dr. Carol Anderson at the AJC Decatur Book Festival

Professor Carol Anderson recently spoke with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Rosalind Bentley in advance of her appearance at the AJC Decatur  Book Festival. Anderson puts recent police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement in historical context, and the interview includes commentary about her new book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Bloomsbury, 2016). Check out a clip below and read the full interview here.

“If you only define status as, ‘I got mine,’ and you define what this nation has to offer as a zero-sum game — meaning you can only get something at my expense — then there’s fear. Exclusivity is shortsighted and it will destroy this nation.”