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A Growing Sentiment: 'This Isn't the America I Grew Up In'


"This isn't the America I grew up in."

That's something we're starting to hear more and more these days, and not just from older white Americans but from black Americans too, said Juan Williams.

Williams, a Fox News political analyst and the author of We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers' Vision of America (Crown, 2016), discussed politics from our founding fathers to 2016.

His book applauds people like Thurgood Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan for continuing the founders' intentions for equal rights and opportunities.

→ Hear more: Williams will be speaking tonight (6:30pm, April 5) at an event hosted by The Hudson Union Society at The Core Club. Click here for more details.


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