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Forming Racial Identity

We talk to the senior pastor of Kansas City's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church about last week's shooting and murder of nine people at an AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. We also discuss the formation of racial identity in this country with a history professor, a vice-chancellor of diversity and inclusion (who is also a psychologist) and a high school teacher.


Rev. Robert R. Shaw II, Senior Pastor, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas City

Dr. Shawn Alexander, Associate Professor of History, African American Studies Department, University of Kansas

Dr. Susan Wilson, Vice-Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion at UMKC, psychologist and KCUR contributor

David Muhammed, Teacher, Shawnee Mission East


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Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter.