Given the goober-osity of the media’s lame attempts at racial coverage and GOP pundits expressing outright racial hostility the last few months, it’s no wonder The Daily Show has taken a few choice shots. But CNN’s upcoming Black in America special reports (July 23 and 24) look promising.

We’ve come a long way from Ruby Bridges…but not nearly far enough.

This is a conversation we should have been having all along. We dipped a toe in during the primaries, but never quite delved past the shallow water. Good for CNN for seemingly trying to jump in feet first.

Then again, they still have the Dobbs-o-meter

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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