By// Mariah Craddick
Former CNN morning show host Soledad O’Brien recently visited Harvard’s Institute of Politics and spoke about her decision to confront racial issues with her Black in America series and other race documentaries, despite condemnation from some White critics.
“People would sometimes, when I give speeches, stand up and say, ‘You know, I think your Black in America documentaries is divisive,” she said. “First of all, it’s only White people who ever said that — ‘If we could just see beyond race. If only people didn’t see race, it would be such a better place, and you are responsible for bringing up these icky race issues, Soledad, you should just let sleeping dogs lie.”
Hear more from her segment below: