Black Officials More Likely Probed For Corruption? Interview with George Derek Musgrove

In Rumor, Repression and Racial Politics, author George Derek Musgrove looks at the history of black elected officials being investigated for alleged wrongdoing. He examines the role of race in U.S. politics between 1965 and 1995. Musgrove shares his research with guest host Maria Hinojosa. [FOR AUDIO, CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE.]


Some supporters of Vincent Gray have said that the investigation of his campaign is, in part, driven by race. The book, "Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics," explores the history of investigations of black elected officials in the post-Civil Rights Era.

Author George Derek Musgrove is an assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and he joined us to talk about the book earlier this week.

Welcome to the program.

GEORGE DEREK MUSGROVE: Thank you so much for having me....

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