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American Conservatism and Racism - The Same?

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Heru-Ka Anu, host of Chapters, Verse and Volumes: Literary Review Program will feature a discussion with author Robert C. Smith about his latest book: Conservatism and Racism - And Why In America They Are The Same.

Smith says about his book: "I decided to write this book after Ronald Reagan's funeral. In the long lines of mourners who gathered to pay their respects to the president at the Capitol in Washington and the presidential library in Simi Valley, California, there were very few African Americans... Ronald Reagan was not mourned by many African Americans because he was a conservative... Conservatism as a philosophy and ideology... is and always has been hostile to the aspirations of Africans in America, incompatible with their struggle for freedom and equality."

Listeners are invited to join the discussion by phone during the second half of the show.