In his amazing eulogy honoring slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Obama said we talk about a lot race in this country but it’s time we start doing something about it. Even though this is just more talk, it may actually help that SiriusXM wants to about race from a white perspective.
SiriusXM announced that SiriusXM’s Karen Hunter will host “White in America,” an all-white panel featuring Tim Wise, Joan Walsh, Andrew Wilkow, John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah, and Boris Epshteyn to engage in an open conversation on the current state of race relations in the United States today.
Broadcasting from SiriusXM’s studios in New York City, SiriusXM’s “White in America” special will broadcast on Tuesday, July 7, at 4:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View channel 126 and at 7:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Insight channel 121. It will re-air Wednesday, July 8 at 12:00 am ET; Saturday, July 11 at 4:00 pm ET; and Sunday, July 12 at 10:00 am ET on SiriusXM on Urban View.
Hosted by African American journalist, publisher and SiriusXM host Karen Hunter, confirmed panelists taking part in SiriusXM’s “White in America” panel will include anti-racism activist and writer Tim Wise; Salon.com editor-at-large and MSNBC political analyst Joan Walsh; SiriusXM conservative political talk radio host Andrew Wilkow; lawyer turned political comedian, writer and SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah; Republican political strategist, investment banker, and finance attorney Boris Epshteyn and, actor, television personality, comedian and SiriusXM host John Fugelsang.
With recent violent events taking place across the country including the massacre at the Charleston, South Carolina church, police brutality, racial profiling and shootings, SiriusXM host Karen Hunter will discuss — among other timely topics — white privilege, what it means to “be white,” racism in America’s police systems and, why blacks and whites see the exact same event — the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson; The Waco, Texas biker shooting; and the McKinney pool party melee — so differently?
“I felt compelled to put together a panel to finally have a meaningful conversation about race with people who can actually move the needle on the topic — white men and women in media,” said Karen Hunter, SiriusXM host. “Race is the one topic we are afraid to tackle in this country. With this panel, I am hoping to offer SiriusXM listeners nationwide the conversation that is not available anywhere else.”