Want To Solve America's Race Problem? Here's A Big, Bold, Uncomfortable Solution.

There's a big, controversial article on the cover of The Atlantic magazine about a big, controversial idea to solve America's ongoing race problem. The idea isn't new, and it's certainly not popular. The authorhimself used to think it was totally crazy! But what I love about thefirst four minutes of this interview is that he makes clear that the solution toour ongoing racial discord, whatever it may be, isn’t black or white. It'sAmerican. That outlook makes me feel really hopeful about us figuring out this complicated issue — together.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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