Is Violence a Function of American Culture?
Aug 05, 2015
Violent crime affects African American communities to a much greater degree than it does others—so do mass incarceration and police violence. What is the cause of this crisis? What are the roles of racism and culture within it? And are there any solutions we can look towards? Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu and The Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss whether or not violence is ingrained in our lives past the point of control, and if efforts to reduce violence are still worth fighting for.
This discussion took place at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.
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