Carnegie Mellon University

"Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America"

with Keith Boykin

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

Watch the event here.  Please note: Your Andrew ID is required to access the recording.


Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. America can no longer avoid its long-overdue reckoning with the past, Boykin argues. With the familiarity of personal experience and the acuity of historical insight, Boykin urges us to fight racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia, and save the union, not just by making Black lives matter, but by making Black lives equal.

About Keith Boykin

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Keith has taught at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York and at American University in Washington, DC. He is a co-founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition and a Lambda Literary Award-winning author of four books. His new book is Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America (September 14, 2021).

Keith was a co-host of the BET Networks talk show “My Two Cents,” starred on the Showtime reality television series “American Candidate,” worked as an associate producer of the film “Dirty Laundry,” and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including BET’s “Being Mary Jane.”

Born in St. Louis, Keith has lived in twelve cities, visited forty-eight of the fifty United States, and traveled the world. He lives in New York City.