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ABOUT THE EPISODE
Mary Pattillo discusses the rarely studied and often overlooked African American middle class.
Discover the history of the black middle class, learn about conflicts between middle class and poor African Americans, and find out how the election of President Obama has altered the dialogue.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
More About the Topic
ABOUT THE GUEST
Mary Pattillo is one of the leading sociologists on race and class in the 21st century.
She is professor of sociology and African American studies at Northwestern University and author of “Black Picket Fences,” which takes a candid look at the rarely studied black middle class.
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WHERE TO WATCH
Big Ten Network
Tuesday, July 14 at 7pm
Thursday, July 16 at 4pm
Friday, July 17 at 9am
Thursday, July 23 at 9pm
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.