later alice walker did a piece, my hair was my oppressor. years later my hair became an issue i had to deal with for years. to this day i still can't do my hair. i just thank you as a trans racial adoptee for having me on today. this is a conversation that has to be had. we are clearly not in a post racial america, we're in a post trayvon martin america. i'm looking through a different lenses. granted i was adopted by a white couple. i have a 16-year-old teenager. i worked with al sharpton on national action network from diallo to graham. race is live. as president obama said eloquently on friday, no human problem is 100% solvable. the voting rights act, civil rights act granted were great pieces of legislation but discrimination still exists. >> i feel glad you brought up the president. we spend a lot of time on how his discursive moment of saying trayvon could have been me, i could have been trayvon. that's right. this is ann dunham's child. on the one hand identifying fully and completely with trayvon martin. that's his mama. his mother i
pulitzer prize-winning author alice walker presents a collection of personal and political essays letters and poems. ms. walker opines on a range of topics from health care to the obama presidency for about 45 minutes.
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