Twenty-one-year-old Jessica Colotl has become the new face of the immigration debate. After being pulled over and arrested in Cobb County, Ga., in March for a traffic violation, the Kennesaw State University student was turned over to federal immigration officials. Though she was allowed to remain in the country for a year to complete her undergraduate studies, it was just the beginning of the firestorm that ignited over immigration law, law enforcement, and access to public universities. Mary Bauer, legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, helps us unravel the story.
According to a new study from Brandeis University, the Racial Wealth Gap between blacks and whites has quadrupled since the 1980?s. What is contributing to this ever-widening gulf, and how is this gross inequality allowed to persist and thrive? Joining us to answer those questions and more are Thomas Shapiro, director of the Institute of Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, which authored the study, and Meizhu Lui, director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
For a 70-year period from 1866-1955, the Bordentown School in Bordentown, N.J., was an incubator for Black pride and intellect, teaching values, discipline, and life skills to generations of Black children. A Place Out of Time–The Bordentown School, a documentary film narrated by legendary actress Ruby Dee and airing tonight on PBS, tells the story of this remarkable institution through its alumni, scholars and historians, archival footage, and photographs. Discussing the project are award-winning filmmaker Dave Davidson, producer and director of the project, and Rutgers Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Clement Price, a noted New Jersey historian featured in the film.