How John Blake’s Personal Story Can Help Us Understand the Problem of Race in America ‹ Literary Hub


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.

In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of More Than I Imagined, John Blake, about his memoir of rediscovering his white mother and what this tells us about getting beyond race and racism in America today.

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John Blake is an award-winning CNN journalist. He has been honored by the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Academy of Religion, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Religion Communicators Council. A recipient of the GLAAD Media Award, he has spoken at high schools, colleges, and symposiums, and in documentaries on race, religion, and politics. Blake is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.

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