Interview with Rick Halperin

by Rick Halperin (interviewee), Lindsay Grossman (interviewer), Kathryn Loper (Interviewer)
Dallas, Texas, United States
March 22, 2017
Duration: 44:27
Type: Interview
Coverage in Africa: Rwanda, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Interview with Rick Halperin conducted by two students at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Halperin discusses human rights activists, denial of social rights, hate speech, anger, segregation, race relations, politics, apartheid, anti-Vietnam sentiment, violent demonstrations, killings in South Africa, Peter Gabriel's song Biko, Steve Biko, beaten to death, prison conditions for Nelson Mandela and other South African activists, young people, anti-apartheid efforts, the National Board of Amnesty International USA, townships, an oppressive white dominated minority government, people of color, District Six Museum, racial discrimination, the World Cup, protests, people displaced, social justice concerns, civil rights, New Orleans, Tulane University, Loyola University, UNO (University of New Orleans), protests, riots, Soweto, Auburn University, the Nobel Peace Prize, torture, Richard Nixon, Watergate, cellphones, social media, technology, political prisoners, the South Africa Country Group, letter writing on behalf of imprisoned nonviolent South Africa students, protesting apartheid, business ties, universities, the divestment movement, Southern Methodist University (SMU), the United Methodist Church, Paul Simon, artists, South African athletes, banned, competing, culture, the sports boycott, the cultural boycott, economic ties to South Africa, a SMU Amnesty group, the community, the Uncommitte, Bob Cooper, faculty, anti-death penalty activism, death threats, protesting human rights abuses, the American South, Rwanda genocide, suspects, trails in Tanzania, mosques, Catholics, Islam, Paul Kagame, the crackdown on journalists, the crackdown on decent, Kigali, wealth, deep poverty, Congo, Uganda, Burundi, safeness, the Tutsi, the Hutu, stability, foreign investment, and the military in Rwanda.

Used by permission of Rick Halperin, Lindsay Grossman, Kathryn Loper,