SiriusXM To Air 'Urban View: White In America' Special On Race Relations
June 26, 2015 at 11:27 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM's KAREN HUNTER will host “White in AMERICA,” with an all-white panel featuring TIM WISE, JOAN WALSH, ANDREW WILKOW, JOHN FUGELSANG, DEAN OBEIDALLAH and BORIS EPSHTEYN to discuss the current state of race relations in the U.S. today.
Broadcasting from SIRIUSXM’s studios in NEW YORK CITY, "White in AMERICA" will broadcast on TUESDAY, JULY 7th, at 4p (ET) on URBAN VIEW channel 126 and at 7p (ET) on INSIGHT channel 121. It will re-air WEDNESDAY, JULY 8th at 12a (ET); SATURDAY, JULY 11th at 4p (ET); and SUNDAY, JULY 12th at 10a (ET) on URBAN VIEW.
Hosted by journalist, publisher and host HUNTER, the panel will include anti-racism activist and writer WISE; SALON.COM editor-at-large and MSNBC political analyst WALSH; SIRIUSXM conservative political talk radio host WILKOW; lawyer turned political comedian, writer and SIRIUSXM host OBEILDALLAH; Republican political strategist, investment banker, and finance attorney EPSHTEYN, and actor, television personality, comedian and SIRIUSXM host FUGELSANG.
With recent violent events taking place across the country including the massacre at the CHARLESTON, SC, church, police brutality, racial profiling and shootings, HUNTER will discuss -- among other timely topics -- white privilege, what it means to “be white,” racism in AMERICA’s police systems and, why blacks and whites see the exact same event -- the MIKE BROWN shooting in FERGUSON; The WACO, TX, biker shooting; and the McKINNEY pool party melee -- so differently?
“I felt compelled to put together a panel to finally have a meaningful conversation about race with people who can actually move the needle on the topic – white men and women in media,” said HUNTER. “Race is the one topic we are afraid to tackle in this country. With this panel, I am hoping to offer SIRIUSXM listeners nationwide the conversation that is not available anywhere else."
HUNTER is a PULITIZER PRIZE-winning journalist and co-author of numerous NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, including "Ladies First," "On the Down Low," "KRIS JENNER…and All Things KARDASHIAN and "Wendy's Got The Heat." She is a professor at CITY UNIVERSITY’s HUNTER COLLEGE. A former reporter with the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, she was the paper’s first AFRICAN-AMERICAN female news columnist. She is a NEW JERSEY native and a DREW UNIVERSITY graduate.