Here at The Root we’ve always loved, praised, and centered Black literature in the broader conversation. Each week host Maiysha Kai sits down with an author we love to talk about their work, what inspires them, and what they hope to contribute to the culture at large. Guests so far include Nikole Hannah Jones, Brittney Cooper, Stacey Abrams, Ibram X. Kendi, Ijeoma Oluo, Morgan Jerkins, and Claudia Rankine.
This week we're talking with historian Carol Anderson about her latest book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America. Carol is the author of the New York Times bestseller White Rage, as well as the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Listen to hear Carol break down the vast disparity in how the Second Amendment treats white citizens vs. Black citizens, and why this truth is so crucial in our reframing of how we understand the policies that govern our way of life.