It is clear that our children are inheriting a world very different from the one we older generations came of age in. And while it’s easy to dwell on the serious problems that we’ve handed them, our children fortunately have the benefit of growing up in a richer, more diverse global culture that we could ever have imagined. That gift, however, comes with an inherited set of challenges of its own.

To help us discuss and understand some of the challenges particular to the issue of race in America today is Lawrence Blum. Dr. Blum is distinguished professor of liberal arts and education, and a professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is also the author of four books, including most recently, High Schools, Race, and America’s Future: What Students Can Teach Us About Morality, Diversity, and Community.