'The Burning House' Argues Unconventional Theory On Multiculturalism

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Jim Crow laws gave rise to horrific violence, humilitation and race-based terror, which makes "The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America," a new examination of segregation as a means of protecting African-American culture all the more provocative. 


 

Saint Louis University law professor Anders Walker makes the argument that contemporary concepts of multiculturalism came from arguments against integration, championed by 20th-century Southern white writers and influential black intellectuals. We asked Walker about this unconventional angle on history before an event at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.