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Michelle Alexander: The Future of Race in America (Video)

Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” discusses how the modern U.S. criminal justice system has become a racial caste system. Even after convicted felons have completed their sentences, many find that their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness no longer exist. “So many of…

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50 Years of Racism — Why Silence Isn’t the Answer (Video)

Racism, overt and covert, is often a difficult topic to discuss. James A. White Sr, co-author of “A Better World: Understanding How Your Personal Operating System Affects Culture, Diversity & Inclusion,” discusses his first experiences with overt racism and his thoughts about the prevalence of hate crimes in modern society. He ponders the question: “What…

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Imagine, Build, Create: Black Girls Code (Video)

Do you know how to code? Does your child? In 2011, Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code in order to teach young girls the essential skills needed to become the “masters of their technological worlds.” The organization created by the “accidental, non-profit entrepreneur” offers after-school programs, workshops, and community outreach programs created to bring girls to the forefront of…

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Tiffany Jana: The Power of Privilege (Video)

Tiffany Jana discusses social privileges and their long-standing impact on an individual and at institutional level. Jana founded TMI Consulting, the world’s first Diversity and Inclusion Certified Benefit Corporation, and has directed organizational development, marketing, and community outreach initiatives for over 10 years. “…We are very passionate about making the world a better place, and…

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TED-Ed: How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change

Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, explains how art examines and redefines culture. The “post-black” artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture. “Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be…

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Camara Jones: Allegories on Race and Racism (Video)

Dr. Camara Jones discusses how situations she has experienced throughout her life have served as allegories that help to explain the mechanisms behind race and types of racism. Watch and listen as she tells four stories entitled, “Japanese Lanterns,” “Dual Reality: A Restaurant Saga,” “Levels of Racism: A Gardener’s Tale,” and “Life on a Conveyor Belt: Moving to Action.”…

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TED Talk: Vernā Myers “How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them.”

In this video, diversity consultant Vernā Myers encourages viewers to confront their own biases in order to fully face and change them. Her organization, the Vernā Myers Consulting Group, has helped break down racial, gender, ethic, and sexual orientation barriers in large corporations throughout the U.S. “We still struggle, you have to tell them, with…

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TED Talk: Bryan Stevenson “We Need to Talk About an Injustice”

In this talk, human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson discusses the immense impact that the criminal justice system has had on the Black America. Using stories, statistics, and insights that he gained working with Rosa Parks, he explains both how and why the American people need to confront the injustice demonstrated throughout disenfranchised communities. “Well I believe that our…

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Teen Slammed By School Resource Officer, Students and Parents Outraged

By Evette D.Champion School resource officers are supposed to protect students, not cause them harm. Parents and students rallied together outside of Tolman High School in Rhode Island because a student was recorded being attacked by the school resource officer who violently slammed him by the neck. According to The Root, the officer claimed that the…

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