America’s cities are ablaze with rioting after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, amid the heightened tensions of the coronavirus crisis. As a a scholar of Black American issues, jazz critic & integral theorist, Greg Thomas brings a unique perspective to this moment in history.

In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom’s Alexander Beiner, he discusses the history of civil rights in the US through an integral lens, and explores what it will take to have a compassionate, nuanced and honest conversation around race and identity.

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