Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

This Thursday, Dave Mazza talks with Rinku Sen, president and executive director of Applied Research Center, about her organization's assessment of Obama's first 100 days as well as what activists are doing across the nation to build racial justice as we rebuild the nation's economic, political and social fabric. Sen has written extensively about immigration, community organizing and women's lives for The Huffington Post, The Nation and ColorLines magazine, and is the author of Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and her latest book, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization. 

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