Throughout American history to the twenty-first century, regardless of the laws, court decisions, and changing political environment, the Second has consistently meant this: That the second a Black person exercises this right, the second they pick up a gun to protect themselves (or the second that they don't), their life—as surely as Philando Castile's, Tamir Rice's, Alton Sterling's—may be snatched away in that single, fatal second.
"When I wrote that," says Carol Anderson—author of THE SECOND: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America—"I wrote it from the heart." This week: Dr. Carol Anderson, Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University, on her latest book, THE SECOND, and her New York Times bestsellers, ONE PERSON, NO VOTE and WHITE RAGE.
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Carol Anderson, author of THE SECOND: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America
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