Black Public Scholars

April 13, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Tavis Smiley Getting Replaced by Juan Williams in Racial Healing Forum?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action 

For all of those who were once concerned about Tavis Smiley ending his much-respected State of the Black Union gathering every year, you no longer have any reason to worry: “The great” Juan Williams from Fox News is now going to take his place.

Well, Juan isn’t exactly replicating the State of the Black Union. Actually, he is going to be one of two moderators for the State of Race Symposium being sponsored by the Aspen Institute. According to Charlie Firestone, Executive Director of the Community and Society Program at the institute, the appointment of Williams to the post was nothing short of a perfect “basketball bounce pass.”

 

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