In her book “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” Dr. Carol Anderson argues that “white rage” is a response to African American progress. What TV commentators saw as “black rage” after Michael Brown not guilty verdict in Fergeson, MO, the Emory University professor saw as the “latest outbreak of white rage.” At that time she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post titled “Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.”

Subsequently, Dr. Anderson based her book on that opinion piece. In it, she covers an inclusive timeline of events where African Americans have made significant accomplishments that were met with immediate opposition and roll-backs by whites. From The Civil War and Reconstruction to the deliberate Southern Strategy, the author outlines the history of legislation as it relates to African Americans’ struggle for recognition as full citizens.

Tonight Dr. Carol Anderson sits down with Jordan Klepper on his new show on Comedy Central to talk about her book and the state of race relations in America today. (“The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” Comedy Central, Thursday, October 19th, 11:30/10:30 C.)

All black artists on this week of television talk shows:

Monday October 16th
Tyler Perry on “The Talk”
Michelle Hurd on “The Real”
Chadwick Boseman on “Steve”
Tuesday October 17th
Gabrielle Union on “The View”
Snoop Dogg on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Terry Crews on “Harry”
Karreuche Tran on “The Real”
Brandon Micheal Hall on “Steve”
Wednesday October 18th
Jay Pharoah on “The Talk”
Michelle Williams as guest co-host on “The Talk”
Oprah Winfrey on “Live with Kelly & Ryan”
Kim Fields on “The Real”
Thursday October 19th
Garcelle Beauvais as guest co-host on “The Talk”
Stephanie Humphrey on “Harry”
Judge Greg Mathis on “The Real”
Cedric Yarbrough on “Steve”
Carol Anderson on “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper”
Friday October 20th
Shelia E. on “The View”
Susan Kelechi Watson on “The Talk”
Garcelle Beauvais as guest co-host on “The Talk”
Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche on “Harry”
Tyler Perry on “The Real”
Diamond White on “The Real”
LL Cool J on “Steve”