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Race in American politics: 2 big thinkers urge politicians to step it up

In a very provocative moment, Republican Tim Scott — the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate — declared that the U.S. is not a racist country. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
In a very provocative moment, Republican Tim Scott — the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate — declared that the U.S. is not a racist country. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Republican Michael Steele tells Here & Now host Scott Tong that it’s a “moment of opportunity” for our politicians to confront racial divisions, and Democrat Jamal Simmons urges our political leaders to “be race brave” in a conversation about race in American politics.

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