Carol Swain: What I Can Teach You About Racism

Carol Swain: What I Can Teach You About Racism


The latest PragerU video, brought to us by Carol Swain, retired Professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University and host of the Be the People Podcast, addresses the issues of victimhood culture and racial division in a very personal way.

Swain begins by telling us how her story ends: as “a tenured, award-winning professor of political science at an Ivy League university and then at one of the leading universities in the South.”

The retired professor then goes back to her inauspicious beginnings, explaining that she grew up “in rural Virginia literally dirt poor.” Dropping out of school in the eighth grade, Swain had three children by the time she was 20. Despite considering herself a reasonably modest person, she says, even she has to “admit that’s quite a journey.”

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So, how did she work her way up to be an influential member of Vanderbilt’s law school and a national voice? “I worked hard,” she says. “Not crazy, 24/7 hard.

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