We hear about Robinson's contention that black America is splintering.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson swings a big stick in national policy debates – and he swings from the Left. But this time out he’s not talking policy so much as race.
He's talkign what it meant to be black in America, and what it means now.
In his new book “Disintegration," Robinson says there is no more “black America."
There are, he says, now a bunch of black Americas. There’s a super-rich tier and a super-poor tier. Blacks are going their own ways. Not on the same boat. Divided.
Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, where he has worked since 1980. His new book is “Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America.” You can read an excerpt.
This program aired on October 14, 2010.