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Banter: An AEI Podcast
In The Wall Street Journal last month, AEI resident fellow Ian Rowe wrote that the great danger of the moment is that “the next generation of Americans—black and white—might grow up believing that the entire destiny of one race rests in the hands of another, which must first renounce its ‘privilege’ before any progress can be made.” He joined Banter this week for a conversation with AEI president Robert Doar to discuss his perspective on race relations in America, what this country has achieved, and what more can and should be done.
Ian Rowe is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on poverty studies, family formation, and adoption. Concurrently, Mr. Rowe is the CEO of Public Prep, the nation’s first nonprofit network to develop tuition-free pre-K and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. Before joining Public Prep, Mr. Rowe was deputy director of postsecondary success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, senior vice president of strategic partnerships and public affairs at MTV, director of strategy and performance measurement at the USA Freedom Corps office in the White House, and cofounder and president of Third Millennium Media. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was the first black editor-in-chief of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School newspaper.
Robert Doar is the president and Morgridge Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He joined AEI in 2014 to create a new body of work on poverty studies, after serving for more than 20 years in leadership positions in the social service programs of New York State and New York City under Gov. George Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
You can subscribe to Banter on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify, and archived episodes can be found at www.aei.org/tag/aei-banter. This is Banter episode #411.
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