Will Racism Die When Today’s Racists Die?

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May 28 2014 6:19 PM

Will Racism Die When Today’s Racists Die?

The Gist explores whether racism, like homophobia, is generational.

Don Draper of Mad Men.
TV critics Willa Paskin and Emily Nussbaum discuss Mad Men with Mike.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/AMC

Listen to Episode 17 of Slate’s The Gist:

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How much do Donald Sterling’s attitudes toward race have to do with being an octogenarian? Today on The Gist, we examine the correlation between racial attitudes and age with Paul Taylor from the Pew Research Center. Then, TV critics Willa Paskin and Emily Nussbaum discuss the Mad Men midseason finale and how HBO’s Silicon Valley has taken a turn for the worse. For the Spiel, Mike observes how the media have pulled us into the mind of a madman, again.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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