Tag: Public Policy

Does Slavery Still Impact Modern U.S. Politics? | Behind the Book with Maya Sen & Matthew Blackwell

[Narrator] The enslavement of African Americans ended 150 years ago. But does it still affect politics today? That’s the question professors Maya Sen, Matthew Blackwell, and Avidit Acharya try to answer in their book, Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics. Their findings demonstrate how historical institutions continue to shape modern, political attitudes. On this episode of Behind the...

Poetry, Democracy & the Hope of Sounds | Diane Raptosh | TEDxBoise

Translator: Janet Paton Reviewer: Tanya Cushman Hello everybody, poetry lovers all of you. I know. It’s so great to be here. So, I’m the granddaughter of Sicilian peasants. My maternal grandfather, Giuseppe Cardinale, would read an English dictionary at night, writing down words he hadn’t seen before in a notebook. My paternal grandmother, Anna Raptosh, came here to the United...