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Excessive Use of Force: Diagnosing Our Over Policing Problem
The media appears to have moved on from wall to wall coverage of the killing of Tyre Nichols, but the nation is still hurting. In this week’s podcast, we’re discussing how not diagnosing a problem correctly -- what truly causes police brutality -- has led to a system that hurts everyone. We’re joined by Heather McGhee, author and chair of the racial justice organization “Color of Change” and Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO of Center for Policing Equity. They share their thoughts on why armed cops shouldn’t be doing minor traffic stops, how the system changes a cop from the inside out, and how investing in human infrastructure is our best solution to the ongoing problem of police brutality.
Taking Responsibility For Systemic Racism
White people say they’re ready to listen and learn, but Black people have been saying the same thing for centuries. Jon talks to Race2Dinner’s Resident White Person™ Lisa Bond, Yale professor Chip Gallagher, and writer Andrew Sullivan about how white Americans can take responsibility for upholding racist systems. It goes about as well as you’d expect.
Dismantling Racism Is Patriotic
In this extended interview from “The Problem With White People,” Jon heads to Washington, DC to meet with Cory Booker, the 9th Black Senator in U.S. history, to talk racial inequity, mass incarceration, the wealth gap, and what shifts Americans must make to create a better future.
Representation Matters, But It Doesn’t Solve Racism
The conversation about The Problem With White People spreads to the problem with bad attempts at diversity and inclusion. If representation isn’t thoughtful and considered, it just ends up feeling hollow. And just like that, you haven’t really solved anything.