Flashpoint: Dismantling white supremacy, Counting votes, Breaking bread to stop violence

November 18, 2018 - 12:28 am

Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint, Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about white supremacy.  The FBI released data this month reporting a 17 percent increase in acts of bias and hate nationwide.  According to the report, part of this is attributable to better reporting among law enforcement, but it can also be due to the growth in hate groups.  So what is the history white supremacy? Why have so many hate groups been triggered? What can be done to quiet the hate? Chad Dion Lassiter, race relations expert and executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Human Relations joins University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor Rogers Smith and Philadelphia native Frank Meeink, author of "Autobiography of a Recovery Skinhead" in a very insightful discussion on this topic.

The midterm election ended with at least two dozen political races that were "too close to call," so we walk through the flames on this one. During our newsmaker segment, we chat with Marian Schneider, president of Verified Voting, a nonpartisan organization worker to use technology to create better election process.  She weighs in on what happens after Election Day and explains the process of how votes are counted.

Finally, our change maker of the week is The Charles Foundation, a non-profit working to end gun violence by giving hope to individuals on both sides of the gun. Founder Movita Johnson-Harrell discusses their latest effort to rebuild the bridges that quell violence just in time for Thanksgiving. More on The Charles Foundation here: https://www.thecharlesfoundation.com.

Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio

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