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Dialogue: Systemic Racism


Four years ago, the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, helped launch a national debate about how law enforcement deals with minority communities. Similar conversations have arisen, over how we talk about and implement racial diversity in workplaces, government, media and daily life.

In this episode of Dialogue, a look at race and systemic racism in America. Do minorities find themselves at a disadvantage when seeking better employment, housing, or justice? What efforts have been made to combat racism embedded in institutions, and have they been successful?

Our panel includes Amelia Parker, Executive Director of Peace Brigades International-USA, and University of Tennessee professors Michelle Christian and Asafa Jalata, who study race and ethnicity.