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When Values Collide: Preserving Freedom And Fighting Racism

08/22/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Middlebury College Professor Of Political Science, Erik Bleich

What happens when a society believes strongly in two values, but those two values conflict? We talk about why there is sometimes tension between preserving freedom and fighting racism, with Erik Bleich, professor of political science at Middlebury College and author of the new book "The Freedom To Be Racist? How The United States And Europe Struggle To Preserve Freedom And Combat Racism," and Curtiss Reed, Executive Director of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity. We look at race and racism both in Vermont and outside our borders, and at how different societies deal with these complicated questions.


Also on the program, we talk with Secretary of State Jim Condos, who was recently appointed co-chair of the Standing Committee on State Heritage, about his efforts in the preservation of state artifacts and the digital preservation of historic documents.

 

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