Micropolis: What Has the Obama Era Meant for Young Black Men?'Micropolis'
Originally Aired: Friday May 15, 2015
As we enter the twilight of Barack Obama’s presidency, WNYC’s Arun Venugopal hosted a live conversation in The Greene Space Thursday, May 14 that asked: What has the Obama era meant for young black men?
The thought-provoking discussion covered the initial promise of the Obama presidency, as well as the anger that rose after the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers in Baltimore and elsewhere. What does this President signify to black Americans at this moment in time? What is his administration doing to address the lives of young black men – and what is he failing to do?