Episode from the podcastAll Things Connected

#10: What Will it Take to Abolish Racism in America?

Released Monday, 10th August 2020
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Ph.D. candidate in Educational Studies at the University of Michigan, former two-term president of the Rackham Student Government and activist-scholar https://soe.umich.edu/news/naomi-wilson-wins-ford-… (Naomi Mae) joins the podcast to discuss the recent Black Lives Matter protest movement, the history of racist ideas in the U.S. and how patently racist policies continue to undermine Black Americans, the unequal representation of Black Americans in leadership positions in the U.S. , racial disparities evident in the criminal justice system, and what reforms are needed to address each of these.
Background reading:
-https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/0… (There's No Scientific Basis for Race ) by Elizabeth Kolbert in National Geographic
-https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/books/review/ri… (A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America) New York Times review of Richard Rothstein'shttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33021688-the-color-o… ( "The Color of Law" )
-https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/159598977.pdf (The New Jim Crow:) essay by Michelle Alexander based on her book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6792458-the-ne… ("The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" )
-https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_… (We Need to Talk about an Injustice )talk by Bryan Stevenson
-https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/bryan-steve… (Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests )The New Yorker
-http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/hom…. (Slavery by Another Name )PBS Documentary
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