Randall Robinson Quits America

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photoAfrican American activist Randall Robinson felt left out of America, where African-Americans make up 50 percent of prisoners but only 12 percent of the population, and where blacks have twice the unemployment rate as whites, and whites have twice the homeownership rate as blacks.

He left in 2001, but still pays close attention to what happens here from his new home, the tiny tropical island of Saint Kitts. And he is dismayed.

Hear a conversation with Randall Robinson on the U.S. foreign policy in Haiti, Africa, and Latin America, and why he has given up on the U.S.


Randall Robinson, founder and former president, TransAfrica, which monitors U.S. policy toward Africa. His new book is "Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man from his Native Land." He is also author of "The Debt," "The Reckoning," and "Defending the Spirit."

This program aired on March 8, 2004.


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