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Current Event January 15, 2016

Debate: Should We Hold Historic Figures to Contemporary Standards about Race?

The name of President Woodrow Wilson is on programs and buildings at Princeton University and students are calling for its removal. The former president is remembered for his progressive views, but his record on race is divisive as he actively supported segregation. Some think his legacy is now disputed, and his name should be removed. Others think the answer is not to deny history but to understand it. Listen to this story with students and debate the issue of whether historic figures should be held to contemporary standards.

Race Politics

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AIR DATE: 12/23/2015

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