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Mitch Landrieu, Part 2: A White Southerner Confronts History
Published August 8, 2018
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36 min
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    Oprah's conversation with former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues. Mitch documents the historical removal of four Confederate monuments from New Orleans in his New York Times best-selling memoir, "In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History." In his book, Mitch writes, "Here is what I know about race. You can't go over it. You can't go under it. You can't go around it. You have to go through it." As the country remains divided along racial and political lines, Mitch and Oprah discuss the importance of forgiveness and how acknowledging the mistakes of the past is the only true path to healing. Oprah also asks Mitch whether he has any plans to run for president of the United States of America. (Please note that this conversation includes strong language in the context of discussing racism in the United States.)
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