New Arkansas subject addresses racial inequality
Please welcome Arkansas 36, a 39-year-old Black man from Warren, Arkansas. While most IDEA subjects read a scripted passage (either Comma Gets a Cure or, in the case of our earliest subjects, The Rainbow Passage) and then offer some unscripted speech, this subject, Dr. RL Booker, reads Comma Gets a Cure and then his own composition.
Dr. Booker and IDEA Senior Editor Ben Corbett, who recorded Dr. Booker, requested this format change, and we were happy to oblige. The composition, Am I Next?, addresses racial inequality in the United States.