Eddie Glaude on the Third Founding of America
Dr. Eddie Glaude, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University and former president of the American Academy of Religion, speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis about the need for a profound change in America that he calls the "The Third Founding."
Glaude says, "The third founding tries to disrupt this idea [of] who white Americans take themselves to be.
"We have to begin to build a society that will reflect the value of every individual, no matter their color, their zip code, who they love. So it's going to require policies that will ensure that the dignity of every human being is recognized by the state and by the community that undergirds the state. So it has everything to do with universal health care, has everything to do with the living wage. It has everything to do with a vibrant, robust public education system. It has something to do with a robust conception of the public good fortified by a public infrastructure of care."