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Derrick Bell of New York University asserts that, despite the Civil Rights movement, racism is a permanent aspect of our society.
This 48-minute podcast takes a deeper look at structural inequities in the K-12 school system in the United States that (like many other institutions across our country) have been exposed and brought glaringly to our attention by the pandemic we are experiencing. From decades-old school buildings to sputtering HVAC systems, COVID has revealed a legacy of racism that’s built into the physical infrastructure of education.
"Today, as Black History Month comes to a close, we want to explore a chapter of U.S. history that is often overlooked. It's about the escape of enslaved people from the American South to Mexico.
The New Yorker Radio Hour podcast recently featured an interview with Dorothy Brown, tax researcher and Emory University Law School professor, that suggests that the Internal Revenue Code is structured to disadvantage African heritage taxpayers while benefiting white American taxpayers. Professor Brown suggests that this is just one more systemic process--whether intentional or unintentional--that feeds the ever-widening wealth gap between white Americans and African heritage Americans.
The movie Judas and the Black Messiah, about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, is up for six Oscars on Sunday. The NPR podcast Throughline looks into the history of the Black Panther Party.
Below is a link to the NPR podcast, Planet Money. On October 7 they broadcast a 21-minute episode called Rethinking Black Wealth featuring Dr. Andre Perry. an analyst with the Brookings Institution.
In my opinion, this episode has Pizza & Social Justice written all over it.
Check it out and see what you think.
Economist Kerwin Charles, the dean of Yale University’s School of Management, grew up in a small village in Guyana.
Below is a recording of an NPR Planet Money episode (June 12, 2020) called “Patent Racism” that you may find intriguing. It is an interesting, concrete example of systemic racism at work.