Soledad O’Brien: “Let people say what they believe”

Soledad O'Brien. Sept 16, 2015
Soledad O'Brien. Speaking at Stambaugh Auditorium as part of a YSU series. Sept. 16, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Students and community members gathered at Stambaugh Auditorium Wednesday night to hear from an award-winning journalist. Soledad O’Brien presented at the Centofanti Symposium.

She is known for her documentary series on CNN, “Black in America.” O’Brien also worked for CNN and NBC as an anchor and contributor.

She spoke tonight on her career and the importance of racial discussions in America. “You have to let people believe what they believe and say what they believe and then you can talk about what you believe. But you can’t put everyone in their boxes and expect them to be comfortable with an icky conversation.”

The Centofanti Symposium was created at YSU with the goal of bringing speakers to the community who raise awareness about the challenges found in vulnerable groups in society.

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