Today, the nation continues to seek answers following the deaths of two African American men shot by police and the subsequent of deaths five police officers in Dallas. Prof. Eddie Glaude notes there needs to be a painfully honest conversation and an unobscured examination of our society.

“I think we are going to have to confront the ugliness of who we are and who we have been honestly. The sad truth is that it is not a matter of reunification. Our society remains deeply segregated, our society remains in so many ways over-determined by wounds of past and present.”

Glaude, chair of African American studies at Princeton University and author of “Democracy in Black,” says one significant factor in rising racial tensions is the economic divide. That divide is no longer sustainable.

“We are just celebrating – or the Wall Street Journal did – Wall Street hitting record numbers. And at the same time, we have folks looking at their checks and wondering what’s happening. Having arguments over $15 as a livable wage. You have everyday people struggling, while you have folks living in gated communities lavishing in their riches.”

See our video for more of the discussion on anxieties about the shifting demographics and the disconnect between everyday citizens and the political elite.

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