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'White Rage' Against African-American Progress, And Kansas Budget Director

Stephen Koranda

Every major advancement of African-Americans since the Civil War has been met and opposed by "white rage," says Carol Anderson. Today, she explains how resentful whites have looked to halt the progress of blacks through discriminatory policies, laws, intimidation and violence. Then, Kansas Director of the Budget Shawn Sullivan reviews options for resolving his state's financial woes in light of Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of the legislature's latest budget proposal. Finally, Brian McTavish presents the latest Weekend To-Do List.

Carol Anderson will speak about her book 'White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide' at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23. To reserve a seat go to KCLibrary.org.

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