04/15/2015 08:55 am ET Updated Jun 15, 2015

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Noam Chomsky on How the World Map Encourages Racist Attitudes

Tonight, I'm joined for a rare conversation with world-renowned academic and activist, Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT. Called "arguably the most important intellectual alive" by the New York Times, Chomsky joins us for a nuanced discussion on the ways in which culture and curricula are used to advance a Western worldview.

In the clip below, Chomsky explains how supremacist notions are rooted in education, and talks about the political message that the common drawing of the World Map sends.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: