Video – Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America

Speaker: Doug McAdam – Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
Recorded November 20, 2014, Palo Alto, CA (43 mins)

By many measures the United States has not been more divided politically or economically in the last hundred years than it is now. How have we gone from the striking bipartisan cooperation and relative economic equality of the war years and post-war period to the extreme inequality and savage partisan divisions of today? Prof. McAdam provides a fascinating examination of the politics of racial and social inequality in the United States.