Tonight: Michael Eric Dyson @ the Free Library

The author/Georgetown prof discusses The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

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Michael Eric Dyson, author of more than a dozen books on the state of race relations in the U.S., returns to Philly tonight to discuss The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America. His recent exchange with Stephen Colbert (video below) was very pointed, laying out all the obstacles and indignities President Obama has faced — including receiving more death threats than any other president in history. Dyson also manages to mock Donald Trump while paraphrasing Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs in a very funny way.

Unfair side note: I’m betting Dyson wishes he’d named this book something else.

Ah, hindsight.

Dyson will speak tonight, Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m., $15, at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library.