Episodes

Our Unjust SCOTUS: Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is the author of Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. We discuss how a myriad of Supreme Court rulings have advanced conservatism, made elections less fair, and punished the poor.

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Raising White Kids: Jennifer Harvey

The Reverend Dr. Jennifer Harvey is an educator, activist, and author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. We discuss the importance of race-conscious parenting in the smog of racism, fostering healthy white identity, and creating a more just future.

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Equity in Healthcare: Georges Benjamin, MD

Dr. Georges Benjamin is the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association. We discuss achieving better health outcomes by expanding access to both health insurance and healthcare providers, the disproportionate impact of COVID on minority communities, and racism within the healthcare system.

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Inclusive Excellence: Franklin Gilliam

Dr. Franklin Gilliam, Jr. is the Chancellor of UNC Greensboro. We discuss the real harm of discrimination to our broader society, the power of striving for excellence in higher education through inclusion, and the lifetime benefits of social mobility.

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Implicit Teacher Bias: Walter Gilliam

Walter Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, and Professor at the Yale University Child Study Center. We discuss implicit bias in preschool teachers, expulsion rates among preschoolers, and the role of universal Pre-K to access early learning.

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Unapologetically Indigenous: Sarah Pierce and Amy Sazue

Sarah Pierce and Amy Sazue work on education policy for NDN Collective, an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Honoring the narrative of the Indigenous is an important step towards education equity, since US curriculum now perpetuates the erasure of Indigenous history.

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