Aug 24, 2017
Today in the United States, sweeping majorities of the public say they support fair housing laws and integrated schools. Nine in 10 say they would back a black candidate for president from their own party, and the same say they approve of interracial marriage. More than a triumph over private prejudice, these numbers reflect changing social norms. But in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, these norms may be fraying. Emily Badger, a writer with the Upshot at the New York Times, joins to talk about how we define fringe views in the Trump era. Later in the show, Tommy Valentine, an activist turned candidate for local office in the poorest college town in America, discusses why he's running on expanding opportunity for low-wage workers. And finally, Rebecca speaks with Gillian Thomas, author of New York Times bestseller Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work.