My Conversation About 'Ghettoside' With Jill Leovy

On Wednesday night I'm joined by award-winning crime reporter Jill Leovy, who has just published her first book,, in which she argues that we need to direct national attention to black-on-black murders. In the clip I ask Jill why she thinks there has been such enthusiasm from non-black authors and critics for her book's framing of the issue.
|
This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

On Wednesday night I'm joined by award-winning crime reporter Jill Leovy, who has just published her first book, Ghettoside. In the text, Leovy argues that we need to direct national attention to what she describes as a profoundly troubling "plague" of black-on-black murders.

In the clip below, I ask Jill why she thinks there has been such enthusiasm from non-black authors and critics for her book's framing of the issue.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: www.pbs.org/tavis.

Go To Homepage

Before You Go

Popular in the Community