Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Following the two most contentious Supreme Court decisions of the last few terms King v. Burwell, which preserved Obamacare, and Obergefell, which gave gay couples the right to marry, conservatives have been in a tizzy trying to figure out ways to get around these laws and regulations that they’d rather not obey; and it seems that like they are having no shortage of ideas on how to do this.  Joining me today to discuss the latest attempts of conservative Christians to side step the laws of this country is Jay Michelson, columnist for The Daily Beast.

In his new memoir How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood  Jim Grimsley takes us into harsh world of the segregated south in the early 1960s and offers a portrait of a childhood defined by racism and segregation.  Growing up in a small North Carolina town in the mid-1960’s Jim’s parents were unable to afford the tuition for the all-white private school and were forced to send him to the newly integrated public school where he had to come to terms with his  own prejudices and that of his family and community. Jim joins me today on the show to talk all about what it was like to grow up in the south during this point in history, and how he was able to move past  his learned childhood prejudices.

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