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Why America can't escape its racist roots

The U.S. is facing a reckoning over its racist roots as protests over systemic racism and the inequalities faced by people of color continue nationwide. Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles professor of sociology at Harvard University, joined CBSN to discuss why he believes America can't seem to escape its racist roots.
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