Michael Eric Dyson Part II by Mitch E. Perry02/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
On Saturday night, the black elite gathered at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Tampa.They were there for the the Gamma Omicron chapter’s Harlem Nights Returns-themed, Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series, which this year featured as their guest social critic, radio host and prolific author Michael Eric Dyson.Before he addressed the hundreds in attendance, WMNF spoke to him. In the 2nd part of our interview, we asked Dyson about President Bush’s State of the Union address, where he failed to mention Hurricane Katrina one time.A year and a half after one of the country’s worst natural disasters, New Orleans population is little more than half it was before August 29th, 2005. We asked Dyson what he thought about the Federal response (roll tape#1 o.q.” and the black list about”)That’s Michael Eric Dyson. His latest book, Debating Race, has just been published in the last few days.